Posted 1/9/2019 22:37 (#7233750 - in reply to #7233617) Subject: RE: Angus calves from our Dairy
Driftless SW Wisconsin
A beef breed cow/calf operation can not sell day old beef breed calves for $230 and survive.
A beef cow/calf operation has to support a cow for a year on that calf sale and hope for some profit to live on.
The beef breed cow/calf operation will be hurt as more and more dairies sell beef-looking 1/2 Holstein bull calves for by-product prices and downstream they get sold at or near beef breed prices. Of course the backgrounder and feeder don't see any problem here at all. The ultimate "cheap calves".