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Re: Tips for building up a beef cattle herd

For a good quality pure bred heifer that would place the price tag somewhere in the $3500-$3700 range per head.  One could probably pick up some lower quality mixed breeds for around $1000 less.  Who is willing to pay that much?  Especially when you could sell that heifer for around $1500 the previous year.  I agree, the cattle industry is booming at the momment and it will be an interesting ride.

 

One of my questions is how many corn belt producers are wishing they wouldn't have ripped up the grass and sold the herd a few years ago?