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Registered: ‎12-07-2014

Re: Moved some Holsteins

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Some decisions are difficult to make.  Since the Holsteins were at 1500#, I think you did as well as you could.


The current Holstein market is truly discouraging.  A couple of weeks ago, my dad and I visited with an individual in the cattle industry that believes there is some likelihood that packers will stop taking Holsteins entirely.  I am hopeful that that likelihood is very low.


Despite an increase in live cattle prices over the last few weeks, Holstein prices have remained almost unchanged.  Here is the Tama comparison graph thru March 8.


Edit: Spelling error.

2016-2017 Tama Choice Steer & Choice Holstein Comparison.jpg