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Should put that one in the freezer!

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:49 am    Post subject: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sold some calves this week, most did okay. Had one calf that had a longhorn-charloais cross dam, and a black Angus sire. The poor thing looked like a jersey. I knew that he wouldn't sell well, but he did much worse than I imagined. He brought 440 lbs, .70/lb. Check for him after expenses was $286. Ouch! Kicking myself for not growing him out for the butcher.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thats pretty low, 4 to 5 weight calves this week at Giddings, TX sale low price was $1.40 lb.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

just a curious question,,how would the meat be if you butchered it at the 440 lb size?,And has anybody done it or tried it?I Have no I idea or opinion,its just a curiousity question. At 70 cents plus butchering and cutting,it seems it would be good meat reasonably priced?
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have an Angus cross calf that was born without hair on about 1/3 of his body,never saw anything like it he's about 7 months old still no hair.I'm just going to keep him and have him butchered as he wouldn't bring hardly anything in the market.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had a fat steer that I shipped two weeks ago that I thought for sure I'd take a bath on. When he was born,one knee was like rubber. His leg would bend in every direction. His head was pulled all the way around to the left from his neck being deformed. I had to bottle feed him for three days until he figured a way to twist around to get ahold of his mama. He straightened out pretty decent,but his neck still didn't look right. I bet the wife he'd bring 40 cents less that the rest. Good thing there wasn't any money involved,he brought $124.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not at that low, but I have a neighbor who will butcher them at any size between 700lbs - 1,000lbs. Just kind of depends on when he needs the meat to fill orders for direct market beef. Seems to have no complaints from his buyers.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No, wait. Now I remember. That one's daddy was the neighbors corriente bull.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There used to be an old stock jockey who came around about once a year, and he'd buy stuff like that- didn't pay top money, of course, but probably as much as you'd get at the sale after commissions. He seemed to have a market for the cheap stuff- he'd say, "you ought to peddle that one- he'll take down the price of the rest of the lot." And he was right. And I always liked the fact that he dealt in cash from a roll in his pocket- no pesky bookkeeping to keep track of!
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

larry,...we butchered one that was about 500#, was still hittin the cow,...steaks you could cut with a fork
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I never have tried it,,but figured it would have to be good.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I dont feel too bad now. Sold a black 700 lb. steer Tuesday for 1.49. Thought it would bring .10 more but then the markets dropped over the weekend, just my luck.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have never just dropped off animals at the auction and left.
I always watch them sell. If I do not get what I can live with they go back home.

Auctions can be funny.
Had 1 yearling that did not bring much.
I was fixing to load it up and take it back home when a guy walked up and gave me more than he was willing to bid when it went across the block.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Charolais bulls will take the ear and leather off of Braham crosses and the spots and horns off of longhorn crosses, hard to clean up a jersey where he don't stand out but they do eat good.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I had a nice black heifer that had a nice looking calf. She had a prolapsed uterus that I didn't see in time to have the vet out. Took her and calf to a local packing house, sold her, kept calf. A man came by and offered me a good price for the calf, which I took. Don't like bottle feeding anyway and never could see much profit in it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: Should put that one in the freezer! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-LAA wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:34:27 05/19/17) Charolais bulls will take the spots and horns off of longhorn crosses,


A few yrs back I had some Longhorn/Corriente cows that I bred to Angus & Charolais bulls but some of the calves still had white spots on the body.
 
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