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i heard today that a lot of the livestock prices should rise pretty soon because the russians are talking about buying up a bunch of em
 

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I did some checking (Google) and discovered ...

-Russian banned US beef imports last December; I couldn't find any indication the ban has been lifted. (Does anyone know?)
- Russian just banned Brazilian beef imports because of a H&MD outbreak.
- Japan is considering whether to lift the ban on U.S. beef. Japan wants all cows tested for mad cow disease but is considering waiving the requirement for cows younger than 20 months.

All this and more! http://www.ajcfood.com/news/?nid=1482
 

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10 year old thread I wonder what the cattle prices were war that time.
Now fast forward 10 years and WOW what cattle prices are today. over 200.
you have a hard time even buying a week old bull calf for under 300 bucks.
I just bought a Jersey heifer calf 3 weeks old, the price was 1/3 a 3 week old bull calf is.
Heck i sold her 3 months later and doubled my money. LOL
 

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I sold my whole herd this past spring and rented all the pasture out this summer, saved the money for when the bubble does pop. My high school ag teacher always said, the cure for high prices is high prices.
 

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Wouldn't that mean they stay high, because supply is low, not enough hay or pasture as your quote mentions?
in the future, yes.. but if hay is short this year, it will cause a sell off early winter.. and if no one has the hay to feed them, they'll go for slaughter prices...
 

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Last week my boss shipped 4 Holstein bull calves, none were more than 3 weeks old. Got a check for $1,000 ... :whistlin:
 

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in the future, yes.. but if hay is short this year, it will cause a sell off early winter.. and if no one has the hay to feed them, they'll go for slaughter prices...
I would think the hay crop this year is just as good as the corn crop, at least it looks that way around hear.
 

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I would think the hay crop this year is just as good as the corn crop, at least it looks that way around hear.
Many of the hay fields are in corn this year.. I sold 300 rolls this year at double the price of last year and still have people begging me to sell more.. a lot of people are 100+ rolls short just to over winter their stock cows.....
 

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We just bought 45 five foot rounds for $30 each (neighbor deal). Down here in Texas that is a heck of a deal. I expected $40 a round or more.
Premium cow/calf Brangus pairs are going for as much as $4k at the sale barn.
No kidding. Average pairs are more than $3k at the least for larger groups.
The 300-500 calves are in the $1k range.
 

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We just bought 45 five foot rounds for $30 each (neighbor deal). Down here in Texas that is a heck of a deal. I expected $40 a round or more.
Premium cow/calf Brangus pairs are going for as much as $4k at the sale barn.
No kidding. Average pairs are more than $3k at the least for larger groups.
The 300-500 calves are in the $1k range.
How much are bred cows 3 to 10 years old, bred 3 to 6 months bringing down there?
 

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Many of the hay fields are in corn this year.. I sold 300 rolls this year at double the price of last year and still have people begging me to sell more.. a lot of people are 100+ rolls short just to over winter their stock cows.....
I'm not sure what the hay supply is here, first cutting was half what it was last year, probably 75% of what it would be in a normal year. I didn't get a second cutting but many did and claim to have gotten more then they did off their first cutting. I don't think we got as much fall growth as we normally do. I think the general thinking is that everyone thinks they have enough but if its a brutal winter it'll be tight.
 

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How much are bred cows 3 to 10 years old, bred 3 to 6 months bringing down there?
About $2/lb. The prices have tailed off in the last month. Probably because of heavier pre-winter sell offs. Many still are trying to recover from the terrible drought conditions of the past 5 years.

I am certainly no expert but the local newspaper where my country place is publishes the sale barn prices each week. And from all that I have seen posted here on HT, the diary calves are almost giveaways compared to meat calves. That I don't understand,,,,,, but like I said, I am no expert and all my advice is well worth the price paid........FREE :grin:.
 
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