Posted 1/11/2019 08:38 (#7236986) Subject: Angus Holstein Sale Barn Report
Yesterday I sold 2 AxH cross heifers and 2 nice Holstein steers. 1435 and 1448 lbs. average per pair.
Edit. Birth dates, 2017; 9-06 and 8-09 Steins, 9-02 and 9-27 X's.
$111 for the blacks, 84.25 for the Holsteins.
If their weights had been equal at 1440 the per head gross would have differed by $385.20
If I had been given the Holstein at birth and paid $200 for the cross, I am left with a $185.20 margin.
Feed conversion difference between the two? I don't know.
The circumstances that produce these results are as fickle as the weather, just thought I'd share a bit of information.
A picture of the heifers if it works. Crosses are fed like Holsteins here. Whole shelled corn and pellets with a bit of oats to 5 or 6 hundred, then corn and pellets with a bale of bean stubble against the guard rail. (If I have it. Didn't bale any this fall; ran out of time and the stuff was like confetti coming out of my 1620 with no chopper, it was that dry)