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JEP

  • Joined Oct 2011
price of heifers
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:29:58 am »
we were looking at getting some heifers at 3 years old
what is the going price

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: price of heifers
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:54:49 am »
I guess it would depend on the heifers. At three years old, are they in calf or had a calf? Most folk I know calve at two years - they can get fat and harder to get in calf older (at least that's the thinking behind it). Are they from a tested herd that's tested free from TB, BVD, Johnes, IBR, Lepto?

JEP

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: price of heifers
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 05:58:10 pm »
we will be going to look at them on thursday night
they both have bull calves we can have calves or not
but the sale will be just for now 2 heifers


Factotum

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: price of heifers
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 08:35:43 pm »
Rough guide:

Cow with steer calf at foot - 1150 - more if cow is 'special' - good genetics, different colouration, already a hand milker...

Individually the prices would be Cow around 850 - more if special as above.  Steer calf at weaning around 450.

Sue

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: price of heifers
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 08:44:08 pm »
what price is a 16mth old heifer? haltered trained.

Factotum

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: price of heifers
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 10:34:01 pm »
Around 550-700 - would need to be a bit different for the top end - ie  good genetics, different colouration, good temperment etc.

If in calf, add 50-100 to above.

Guideline prices only - last time Steve talked to Paddy about pricing here in N Scotland was tail end of 2014. She will know what the market's like in Scotland currently for Shetland cattle - if you were thinking of different pricing, maybe have a chat with her - before she disappears off to Aus again.


Sue

« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 10:40:46 pm by Factotum »

JEP

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: price of heifers
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 07:12:38 am »
were going to night will see the two of them
got some idea of ave prices to work from thanks

 

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