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Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 31, 2013

We have a long standing agreement with a stocker operator who takes our calves around the middle of October. We process and wean and they pick them up. We get a $.05 premium above the top price at OK City for that week. Not holding calves allows us to have more cows and hence more calves to sell. We've been in extreme drought for 3 years so pasture and wheat pasture are pretty iffy for us.

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