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08-11-2012, 15:32   #16
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Verdict ; O+ 4+, 326.5 kg @ 320p E1044 ABP Waterford, happy with that as easiest option, very busy with work and just let her off.

She got fed for 4 weeks on beef nuts but at 4+ fat score did she need it?!
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08-11-2012, 19:58   #17
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Does that mean that she came into around a grand.
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Does that mean that she came into around a grand.
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Yep, E1010.51 after deductions, paid 1100 in 2008 for her with good simm bull calf at foot, got 2 char bull calves out of her and she lost a simm bull this year but reared a suck so she owed me nothing at this stage.
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Verdict ; O+ 4+, 326.5 kg @ 320p E1044 ABP Waterford, happy with that as easiest option, very busy with work and just let her off.

She got fed for 4 weeks on beef nuts but at 4+ fat score did she need it?!
Did you get a price rise compared to what you would have sold her for four weeks ago. Did she eat much beef nuts. Do you think in the four weeks did she put on much weight. She would have weighted I think between 620-650 liveweight. How much nuts and how much did they cost I do not thinh you got a price rise in the meantime. If you had to feed her silage as well you were losing if not you made money not a lot but a little provided she was on less that 4kg/day.

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Yep, E1010.51 after deductions, paid 1100 in 2008 for her with good simm bull calf at foot, got 2 char bull calves out of her and she lost a simm bull this year but reared a suck so she owed me nothing at this stage.
You should cost her against a replacment not against her cost 4 years ago.
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Did you get a price rise compared to what you would have sold her for four weeks ago. Did she eat much beef nuts. Do you think in the four weeks did she put on much weight. She would have weighted I think between 620-650 liveweight. How much nuts and how much did they cost I do not thinh you got a price rise in the meantime. If you had to feed her silage as well you were losing if not you made money not a lot but a little provided she was on less that 4kg/day.

Hi Pudsey,

yeah i not sure if i gained anything by feeding her for the 4 weeks because she was in fair condition as it was when i posted the first picture.. but what id like to know is fat score of 4+ excessive ie would O+ 3= have paid me more? she ate probably E50 worth of nuts. I have to stress though this is my smallest cow and is by no means a big framed continental cull cow, 700 would test her in the mart IMO

Hi Pudsey,

yeah i not sure if i gained anything by feeding her for the 4 weeks because she was in fair condition as it was when i posted the first picture.. but what id like to know is fat score of 4+ excessive ie would O+ 3= have paid me more? she ate probably E50 worth of nuts and no silage, all grass. I have to stress though this is my smallest cow and is by no means a big framed continental cull cow, 700 would test her in the mart IMO
You should cost her against a replacment not against her cost 4 years ago.
I understand fully what you are saying here...I would though if i needed her get a similar spring calving springer in my area for E1100 but i knew in May she was out the gate, i have in calf heifers that would be better anyway, i bought in heifers also but none cost over a 1000 to get to calving next spring stage

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I know its almost a month later and she got some nuts, but i wasnt too far out after all. You were lucky she didnt go into a 5 for fat. In my experience when you bring a cow like her to a factory, they will always say that the cow is a grade or two less in conformation and a grade or two more in fat than you expect her to be.

According to this weeks journal, for last weeks factory prices, ABP Waterford paid 310 c/kg for 0=4+ cows. The national average was 327. I reckon she would have made the same price per kilo a month ago.
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I know its almost a month later and she got some nuts, but i wasnt too far out after all. You were lucky she didnt go into a 5 for fat. In my experience when you bring a cow like her to a factory, they will always say that the cow is a grade or two less in conformation and a grade or two more in fat than you expect her to be.

According to this weeks journal, for last weeks factory prices, ABP Waterford paid 310 c/kg for 0=4+ cows. The national average was 327. I reckon she would have made the same price per kilo a month ago.
hi Tanko,

Yep you were bang on, county gorey and bizzum were very close also!

I kinda thought of letting her off when I took the picture and still not sure whether I should have killed her then? I breed and sell weanlings ... No great experience of finishing
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