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hoggsbreath

  • Joined Dec 2010
aberdeen angus ????
« on: December 20, 2010, 04:29:46 pm »
does anyone have an idea how much i should be paying for an incalf a,angus cow with calf at foot.?

princesspiggy

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Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 09:03:08 pm »
dont know but il have a punt - id guess the cow is worth £800, add £300 for unborn calf and £550 for calf so £1650.
i know a beef farmer in our area paid tens of thousands for his aa bull. but i thinks thats commercial strain.
i think shetland cows prices for same would be - £1300 min

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 10:49:48 pm »
firstly - how old is the cow, is she purebred AA or AA cross? How old is the calf and how far pregnant is she? (ie how long is a piece of string?)

Assuming, she's purebred (with no long pedigree), up to about 5 yrs old with @6 month old calf and @ 3 months pregnant, I would say £900+. Buying the whole family is always considerably cheaper than buying individuals. In a market they would be cheaper and also less because it's winter. I breed Herefords and have a pure bred unregistered heifer with 6 month old bull calf  and her due again in 6 months. If I put her in Selby market at this time of year, I would be lucky to get £800 for the outfit.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2010, 10:51:23 pm by landroverroy »
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princesspiggy

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Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 11:20:12 pm »
actually, a beef farmer i know is selling all his shortly cos high price of straw.

princesspiggy

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Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 11:21:16 pm »
we cud get a punt going - everyone put in a guess - mite win a fiver!!

bamford6

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Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 09:17:55 am »
the calf  would make 250 at the mo and the caw 800 ...but iff its pounds youl get for 800 .think off this invest £1500 get 2 iff all goes well sell the caws in late spring make 2000 keep the calfs 500 to re invest in project

hoggsbreath

  • Joined Dec 2010
Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 03:26:27 pm »
thanks for the replys.have looked at some sights were some animals fetched 15000.i understand the how long is a piece of string bit.just wanted a ballpark.still undecided on angus or longhorn. :cow:

princesspiggy

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Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 05:15:44 pm »
well the longhorn bull that went unsold was close to a grand.

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 11:14:28 pm »
Yes, but it didn't sell - which illustrates the difference between what you would like for an animal and what people will pay. I would like to get £1000 for my pregnant hereford heifer + calf, but I know that at this time of year I will only get £800. 
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Padge

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Re: aberdeen angus ????
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2010, 02:52:40 pm »
we were asked £1350 for a longhorn with calf and in calf....change of circumstance prevented us from going with it  at the time  interesting to get an overview on pricing   we could be looking again next year ;)

 

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