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Posted 5/15/2019 17:06 (#7498820 - in reply to #7498610)
Subject: RE: ????

Madison Co. Virginia
Besides the breed, note the price. Who's paying 5500 for an older cow? Particularly when you consider the set-back she's likely to have by moving to a new herd. Even if she was bought as a family milk cow, that's still a pretty stressful change to go through. Based on my experience, you have only a 80% chance of an old cow surviving her first lactation after moving.

Also, if I were buying a family cow(or putting her in a herd), I'd want one who's starting with more flesh on her bones. Slightly chubby is better than too thin, in this case.

Registration papers don't increase the value that much.

Edited by kipps 5/15/2019 17:08
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