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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:54 AM

That's looking great ,Daniel.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 12:43 PM

Oh no, it'll rack my nerves for sure. Believe it or not, I'm 53 & never watched a cattle auction at a stockyard. Been to a few dairy dispersals, but they are nothing like a stockyard sale. I'm liable to buy a lot of 100 & not even know it!


Dont get a nervous twitch or you just might buy the entire stockyard! :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Just got home. Bought 5 just fresh heifers, and they look real nice. Even brought home one of the heifer's baby heifer calf. Paid $6218 for the 5 & baby. The 5 that I just sold should bring in the neighborhood of $4500, so not bad at all to replace 5 crap cows with 5 young fresh cows + a heifer baby. Just $1700 for the upgrade!

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:05 PM

I may end up selling more lesser milking cows & buying more of these! They are so tame compared to what we raise! I gotta find out how they raise such gentle critters! But these came from a heifer grower, not a dairy. They are tended more one on one than ours, as we don't have the time what with the milking chores.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Makes sense Daniel, just more used to people then farm raised?? If it equals one less kick when you are trying to get the milkers hooked up then its worth it :smilewink:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Well, Josh just finished milking, and one of them kicked like a lightning bolt! That comes with heifers, even tame ones. It's one thing to walk up to them....and another thing all together when you grab hold of their teats! They will get used to it. 2 didn't milk very well, but they did have calves on them right up until they ran through the sale. I hope they all come into milk real good. One is already for sure, as she gave over 40lbs tonight, and that's good after all the stress they've been through.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Sounds like you did OK auction-wise both buying and selling, $1700 for an upgrade doesn't seem too bad at all if they all turn out to be good producers.




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