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At the 03:10 time mark, Guess who the MEDIA is going to give ALL the credit to, for driving "meat prices down", and since 2023 IS going to be the start of the campaign season, well, what a happy coincidence.

And the cidiots WILL be overjoyed at seeing all those 'rich' farmers and ranchers getting their cumuppance.

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13 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

At the 03:10 time mark, Guess who the MEDIA is going to give ALL the credit to, for driving "meat prices down", and since 2023 IS going to be the start of the campaign season, well, what a happy coincidence.

And the cidiots WILL be overjoyed at seeing all those 'rich' farmers and ranchers getting their cumuppance.

Sad to see the drought and sell off.

I can't imagine retail hamburger prices dropping off much.  What about the labor and energy to go from sale to shelf?

I was at a small feeder sale Tuesday followed by fat and cull cattle.  Feeders sold well but I thought the fats and culls trended a little soft.  I'm sure the sell off is driving that.

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Beef in the store is not going to get cheaper......................unless the BIG 4, 2 of which are foreign owned and controlled decide it will buy them something.

 

Bits coming out of Australiana of Foot and Mouth Disease. What I read not in the food supply yet.

 

The Pacific coast clean up cattle in April and May. The Northern Plains sold off cows last year, hopefully keep what they started with. So Ok, Ks, Mo, and Ar may have cows to go but it may rain and save them yet. 

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7 hours ago, ray54 said:

 

 

Bits coming out of Australiana of Foot and Mouth Disease. What I read not in the food supply yet.

 

......New Zealand Border Controls are on full alert for"'Foot And Mouth"disease, which  apparently   has its origins in Indonesia...

...thats my understanding, Ray...from news reports via the Agricultural Departments....

...if it gets  a toe hold  into NZ, it would be about the end of us......unbelievably, even the Socialist Government is aware of this.....

Mike

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2 hours ago, mike newman said:

...if it gets  a toe hold  into NZ, it would be about the end of us......unbelievably, even the Socialist Government is aware of this.....

As far off the beaten path as your government has taken your fine country, I would not be surprised that they would use even the threat of the introduction of foot and mouth disease to make New Zealand the first totally "beef-free' country in the world, as New Zealand leads the way in combatting "man-made global warming".

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Seem to me that that vehicle size indicates small producers are affected the most from the video . Is that accurate?

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I only feed 4-5 /year. Just a hobby and like to have 1 to butcher. Feeder calves have been very high here this summer.  Hay is cheap here right now. I couldn’t get mine sold so just put it in the barn.

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11 hours ago, 560Dennis said:

Seem to me that that vehicle size indicates small producers are affected the most from the video . Is that accurate?

I have not seen a number for some years again, back just after  2000 it was the average beef cow herd in the USA was not very big and half the cows belonged to those with less than 20 cows. 😏  Made me big time. I had 80+ closing on 90 going for 100. 🤣 But citydots wanting to be big time winos keep buying land and running me off little patches cause cows ant green they read it somewhere. This is telling to a real cattleman, 😏 I had control of 3500 acre for a time. Down to 2400 acres, 40+ cows with the poor rain. Being 4th generation here I would not even call it the big time drought. Just damm poor timing of what I got the last few. 

But doing a bit of reminiscing when I had a auction only 20 miles away (until 2014) we would get a big rig about every 10 to 15 sitting in line. It was getting a bit thin on numbers to keep a auction. But selling the ground around it for subdivision cheap track house killed it. But still 3 at just over 100 miles away in 3 directions (cannot go 20 to the west of me without water wings).

So never having been to Texas I don't know for sure. Maybe the bigger one where not afraid of paying to have the auction feed there cows a day or 2 and delivered them early so they sell quicker on auction day. Because all here sell by when they come in. Also depending what the auction has to feed cows you can gain back the weight your cattle left on the floor 😏 of your trailer, by delivering a day or 2 early.  If you get the BS I am pushing here. 

 

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Emory is in east Texas. Many small ranches.

But really few if any calves are hauled to sale barns in pots in eastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas,  etc. Lots of gooseneck and bumper pull stock trailers.

A friend hauls cattle with a pot, mostly to the Oklahoma city stockyard or feed lots west of I35.

Thx-Ace 

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19 hours ago, Art From Coleman said:

As far off the beaten path as your government has taken your fine country, I would not be surprised that they would use even the threat of the introduction of foot and mouth disease to make New Zealand the first totally "beef-free' country in the world, as New Zealand leads the way in combatting "man-made global warming".

..interesting take, there   Art

....Not worth a mention on the TV news, tonight ....(25/7 /2022  )...but on the 'computor   NZ news...our vain glorious leader dramatically  proclaimed ...""100, 000   jobs could be lost in the Rural Sector....etc etc....""   

Given NZ produces enough  tucker for 40 million    mouths.......the bulk of which comes from  Diary Products and Beef  products...I would have thought the 'Headfline " would have screamed of the pending fiscal doom , given the possible scenario of Foot and Mouth   getting hold in NZ......and its not about sparing the peasants  from possible doom and gloom....given the non-stop two years endless  ad nauseum    propaganda  in respect of the Whuhan Flu.

....which incidently has gathered considerable momentum , with hospitals run off their feet.....lots of deaths.....and the bulk of the case's being the luckless peasants who believed in the left wing nut job's ideology......multiple ''clot shots ''

The Red Queen coerced   possibly around  80%  plus  of NZ'ers  to follow  'her'' to the cliff face.....who  then obliged the Queen, by faithfully tumbling over...and drowning in a  sea of their  own stupidity

Unbloody believable

Mike

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23 hours ago, ky966boy said:

Is anyone else having trouble making beef cattle pencil out ?

The fact that the market price hasnt done more than waffle back and forth 10 cents or so despite inputs going crazy like they have makes me wonder why people arent up in arms.  We have been selling ours direct since winter and had the ability to make some price adjustments, but that market has dried up  for the time being unfortunately. 

I think people are having a hard time shelling $800 for a quarter out :( 

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On 7/24/2022 at 6:28 AM, ky966boy said:

Is anyone else having trouble making beef cattle pencil out ?

Cow calf?

I sold my fall calves last Thursday.

Born in August and September so short yearling for age.

Weaned thirty days.

Run through local sale barn.

They pulled two small steers off the big bunch and one light heifer.

Not getting rich but paying the bills with stupid high input costs.

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I was considering selling off some older cows to match my feed and not buying as much high priced hay.

But last night was offered hay meadow across the fence from me on a 60/40 share.

Been after that ground for years.

Should help me keep all the cows, for another year or until we start getting rain again.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

Cow calf?

I sold my fall calves last Thursday.

Born in August and September so short yearling for age.

Weaned thirty days.

Run through local sale barn.

They pulled two small steers off the big bunch and one light heifer.

Not getting rich but paying the bills with stupid high input costs.

IMG_20220721_164136539.thumb.jpg.0b907e6cd4bd3c950df24a35cddff6bf.jpg

I was considering selling off some older cows to match my feed and not buying as much high priced hay.

But last night was offered hay meadow across the fence from me on a 60/40 share.

Been after that ground for years.

Should help me keep all the cows, for another year or until we start getting rain again.

 

 

Considering the cost of corn and other inputs I think those are very good prices.  Not saying you will get rich but considering all that's going on I'm just surprised feeder calves have stayed this high.  I bought some heifers, 485 lbs. and they were $1.82.  It's just a hobby for me but I'm not sure how it would pencil out to fatten a lot with today's corn prices.

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On 7/25/2022 at 11:18 AM, sandhiller said:

Cow calf?

I sold my fall calves last Thursday.

Born in August and September so short yearling for age.

Weaned thirty days.

Run through local sale barn.

They pulled two small steers off the big bunch and one light heifer.

Not getting rich but paying the bills with stupid high input costs.

IMG_20220721_164136539.thumb.jpg.0b907e6cd4bd3c950df24a35cddff6bf.jpg

I was considering selling off some older cows to match my feed and not buying as much high priced hay.

But last night was offered hay meadow across the fence from me on a 60/40 share.

Been after that ground for years.

Should help me keep all the cows, for another year or until we start getting rain again.

 

 

just curious if you get the 60 or the 40, used to be a lot of hay around here free for the cutting but most of that ground is growing houses now

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4 minutes ago, from H to 80 said:

just curious if you get the 60 or the 40, used to be a lot of hay around here free for the cutting but most of that ground is growing houses now

I have all the expenses, I get the 60

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1 minute ago, acem said:

Lightweight calves, 4 & 5 weight, are way off round here. Thats most of the local market.  7 weight calves are still strong.

When I sold mine I went to the sale anything under 550 was 125 to 135 .

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I wonder what the morons would have thought when 30 million bison were roaming north America. 

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1 hour ago, acem said:

Morons or Mormons?

I was thinking the people in charge of climate change, but as a side note, you cannot spell Mormon without moron.

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