With prices increasing in all classes of cattle, many producers are expecting to pay more for bull purchases this spring. This week’s online poll question is: “Do you expect to pay more for a bull this year?"
I`m going to charge myself $20,000 / hd for the six maternal bulls we selected from our calf crop...yelp, going to be an expensive year :)
Been to a few bull sales this spring it seems the gap between the exceptional bulls and mediocre bulls is widening in on sale bulls can range from 12000 to 2900 I Believe this is indicative of the fact that the industry is finally recognizing the benefit to superior genetics
Raise my own bulls. They are as good or better than a lot of the bulls being sold.
Bin buying good bulls for a fair prize the last few years a good bull is cheap you get what you pay more back not afraid to pay 2000 more
We are needing a heifer bull and the registered red angus breeders where we get our bulls don't have too many bulls suitable for heifers in their production sale this year. If we want to purchase a bull from them, we will need to pay much more this year.
We use Charolais and Limousin bulls and haven't bought any for 4 yrs. Bulls in SW Mo. NE Okla. are 3 to 3,500 now, were 1,500- 2,000.
Bull prices last April when I purchased were down 1000 -1500 from previous year. I'm thinking the number of bulls for sale, versus cow numbers is higher causing a little less demand. Therefore thinking this year might be similar, other than there are a few more replacement heifers in the mix. Northeast Mt.
In the last 3 years, I have bought some reasonably priced Angus and Hereford bulls. Already committed to another Hereford.
I was nervous after watching bulls sell last year. For first time I kept back 2 bulls that were out of ai produced cows and then these 2 boys are out of Hoover dam on one then the other is a Big Ben son. Hard to give 7000 plus on bulls when you are catching 60 percent to ai to begin with. I probably would have been buying a son of one of these 2 bulls any way. First time doing this experiment curious how this will turn out.
I HAVE YET TO FIND A LARGE, SUCCESFUL OPERATION THAT USES IT'S OWN BULLS. TRIED IT ONCE AND SOON WAS BACK BUYING THE BEST BULLS WE COULD AFFORD.
Bull sales here in Alabama have had high averages as in the rest of the country. We currently run Simangus bulls from Gibbs Farms and expect to pay 4 to 6 thousand for the bulls we use. We plan to add at least 1 horned Hereford this year from Debter and judging from their last two sales will have to pay between 5 and 7 thousand for one to fit our program. Overall Hereford genetics have tended to be considerably higher than Angus or Simmental based genetics in our area.
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