Brown Swiss For Sale.. VALUE??

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by terrafirmafarm, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. terrafirmafarm

    terrafirmafarm New Member

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    We are down sizing our herd and have a WONDERFUL Brown Swiss 2 weeks into her first lacatation we are considering selling. She has a bull calf that I think we will keep, but he may go with her if wanted as well
    My question is does anyone know the value of a 3 year old- first lacation Brown Swiss? We are in CT if location matters
    Thanks
     
  2. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    Most of the Brown Swiss cows her go for 750 to 1300 if average size and quality a very good animalsccan easily bring over 2000. They need to be big, dairy with a quality udder, and usually close to calving. The calf should bring around 200 to 300 this time of year. Again price is relative to quality. This is for the mid west I am not sure about the eastern states, maybe check dairy sales for your region.
     

  3. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    I saw registered Brown Swiss once at an auction here, and their prices were comparable to Holsteins.