Saturday, August 18, 2012
buying beef today
I called Kelly and sent SAM over to Kelly's house with a check . I told him to get us some calves and we would have beef next year. I haven't seen them yet but they are black white face caves and one grey calf that Kelly thinks is a Charolais mix. They are really poor and have not had enough to eat. Kelly thought they were about 3 to 4 months old.
Kelly got 2 steers and 2 heifers. he gave 70 dollars, 112.00, 90 dollars and 120 dollars. I told him the man have gave more for them when he bought them as bucket calves.. Kelly said he could feed them for a couple of months and sell them for double his money. I had to explain to Kelly that no, that the price was going into the cellar because hay was going to cost 100 a bale this winter and grain was going out of sight due to the drought. I told him if we kept them until they were older they would be worth a lot of money because everyone is selling out because of the drought.
Kelly had no idea that the price of cattle was going to get so cheap. I don't know who will keep up with every thing when I am dead and explain to my sons about what make the world turn..