Belted Galloway Sale

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  1. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    2006 Production Sale for Belted Galloways to be held June 17, 1:30 PM.
    Location Durand, Illinois ( about 1 hour NW of Chicago or 17 miles Southwest of Beloit, WI.
    Held in conjunction with Spring Field Day- informative speakers start at 9 AM.
    For info go to ....... WWW.BELTIE.ORG .......
     
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    NWMO Well-Known Member

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    Read about the sale on their website. Are there others on the site that own belties? :shrug:
     

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    We don't personally own any Belties but friends of ours do and they seem to be very hardy and prolific.

    Heather
     
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    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    I saw that and might make it out there to check it out.

    Does anyone know what young stock generally goes for?
     
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    This is a sale where breeders from all over the country will present their very best, so prices will probably be a little higher than common grade farm stock.
    Good breeding stock are a sound investment though - they Reproduce themselves!!! Few other investments do this.
    Even if you choose not to buy anything, I think it would be a very educational(AND FUN) day.
     
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    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    I just noticed there is a heifer being consigned by a farm which is probably 5 miles from us!
     
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    Not sure what the prices will be at the Illinois sale, but I purchased a 2 registered belties, a bred cow and her year old heifer calf for 1,000 each. Am going to to try to find a grass fed market niche to sell galloway beef.....will be tough to get into it with the midwest "grain fed" market and the quality of beef around here, but I think people will be interested in a "healthier" beef approach.......will give it a shot anyway. I would suspect stock at this sale will go much higher.
     
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    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    Now, the prices you quoted are closer to my max. budget than the 6, 7, 8,000 mentioned in the catolog!

    I am looking to buy some stock late summer, I had planned to buy mostly bottle bull calves; once they were weaned I planned to feed hay and grains over the cold months, and then to have them on hay/pasture exclusively once we were out of those wicked cold months. From what I have been reading, the belties do pretty well over winter. Anyhow, I plan to be at that auction, it just works out there is a farm auction in the area at 10 am, so it should be a really fun day! :)
     
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    Savinggrace, you will have to give us a report on how the sale went. :) I wish I could go myself. It definately would be fun. My freind has a gorgeous grey belted heifer that I would love to get. I've never seen an animal so unique and beautifull. Alas, I can't get every critter that strikes my fancy. LOL

    Heather