I have 8 calves (5 born in January) weighing between 400-600 lbs. Last night at a local auction, beef cattle prices are up. On August 5th a local farmer is selling his herd (? how many?) of Charolais & Charolais X cattle at the regular Thursday night auction. Do you think I should take my mixed breed beef cattle the same night the Charolais will be sold; will it benefit my $ (due to hype of sale) or hinder my $ (Standard breed vs mixed), or should I wait till a later date? In general, when do the prices for beef cattle start going back down? Can you tell I'm a newbie to cattle? I know your input will help my decision.