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Senior Contributor

Tama Link and Graph thru Mid-April

Live cattle prices are holding better than I was expecting.  Can anyone explain what caused the big drop in Holstein prices a week ago?  The price range was 52.5-84.5 cwt.  That spread seems way to wide for the "choice Holstein" category.

 

Over the weekend I passed the Tama exit on I-80.  I think I was about 30 miles away from the sale barn.  If the weather had been better, it would have been fun to drive by the sale barn.

 

Link to current market report, picture of road sign, and graph:

 

http://www.tamalivestock.com/apr18markets.htm  

 

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Tama Choice Steer & Choice Holstein Comparison.jpg

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Tama Link and Graph thru Mid-April

I took the 52.50 to be a misprint. This week they had no listing for Holsteins. Locally they're $78. Got a semi load sold for June for $1.03. Minus trucking and other expenses. Hope to net $1.00.

 

 

 

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Senior Contributor

Re: Tama Link and Graph thru Mid-April

Holstein or colored cattle?

 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Tama Link and Graph thru Mid-April

Holstein.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Tama Link and Graph thru Mid-April

Wow!  That is very impressive.  Congratulations!

 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Tama Link and Graph thru Mid-April

Well....we've never done this before. We'll wait and see how it works our after they mail a check.

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