Beefmasters out Dollar Red Angus Calves

I recently received a phone call from one of our breeders that markets bulls to the commercial beef industry.  He has marketed Beefmaster bulls to a commercial cattleman that sold his straight Beefmaster calves at a Special VAC 45 Sale in the area recently.  The calves weighed 640 pounds and brought $1.08 per pound or $691.00 per head.  Another commercial cattleman (neighbor to the BM commercial cattleman) sold his Red Angus calves at the same Special VAC 45 Sale and they weighed 530 pounds and brought $1.18 per pound or $625.00 per head.  Both sets of calves were born at the same time and were managed the same way but the BM calves brought $66.00 more per head.  The Red Angus breeder was so impressed with the BM calves of his neighbor that he contacted the purebred Beefmaster breeder and bought a Beefmaster bull to put on some Red Angus cows.  That is the kind of success stories that I like to hear.

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Published in: on November 25, 2010 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment  

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