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Old 03/14/09, 03:55 PM
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Holstein Steer ?

I'm looking at a 1 yr. old holstein steer. What's the going rate for that age steer, and how long to finish it? Thanks!
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Old 03/14/09, 04:08 PM
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I don't know about a year old steer, but I just bought 2 that were under a week old for five dollars each.
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Old 03/14/09, 04:11 PM
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My dad's always grew taller faster than they grew heavier. He butchered at about 18 months, maybe a bit less.
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Old 03/14/09, 05:06 PM
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At auction a one year old Holstein steer is only worth .45-.50 a pound. The auction price pasted below is based on a six month old calf...just using it as an example. If it came from a clean farm, healthy stock, and I'm wanting to fill my freezer I'd buy the steer for .70 cents per pound just knowing that the animal was well care for. A solid large framed holstein steer will weigh in at 850-950 at one year old. So $650 is a far selling price for you and the seller....JMO
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Old 03/14/09, 07:49 PM
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I sold some last month at the sale barn that averaged 550lbs each and took home an average of .62 per pound. I'm with topside, if I could find one from a clean farm with good health to put in the freezer, I'd give more than market price.

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