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Big Swede
Posted 1/12/2021 12:45 (#8745130 - in reply to #8744971)
Subject: RE: Free pounds

SW So Dakota
peterbilt379 - 1/12/2021 11:37

Well it has been so nice this year and without trying to push the calves are gaining 3 pounds and looking what has been feed the most corn they got in a day was 8.1 pounds. That was for only day other than that we have been in the low 7s for corn. So it isn't like we fed a pile of corn now I don't what else to do. Big Swede did you back up your calving date also? Basically we should calf in Jan. To try and hit April or we should calf may 15 and try to sell 550 pounders now.

Yes we've been calving May and June since 2008. I agree with you, you either need to calve a month or two before everyone else or a month or two after everyone else. That glut of March backgrounded calves are hitting the market now and there's no premium for them. Supply and demand works every time.
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