Want to trade beef heifer for dairy?

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by allenslabs, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    I have an 8 month old black beef heifer I am wanting to trade for a nice Jersey in milk. I know I've seen a few on here that could be an even trade. She weighs approx 450-475 as I taped her to see. I raised her on the bottle and just really want a jersey cow. I have a jers/hols that won't be in milk for a while and want something now! HAHA!! No patience I know. Anyway anybody out there? I live in southern IN. Thanks a lot!
    By the way her name is Glory and you can see her at
    http://community.webshots.com/user/jessamynrose
     
  2. quailkeeper

    quailkeeper Well-Known Member

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    You might have a problem getting someone to take that offer without some money too. I don't know about Indiana but here day old holstein heifers are $400. Dairy cattle have skyrocketed in price. A good milking Jersey is going to cost you around $1000-1200 if your lucky. Your heifer (here) is worth about $550. Don't mean to sound negative, you might find someone who scoops your offer right up, on the other hand you might consider how much cash you would be willing to add to it also.
     

  3. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    I know and am ready for it