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Weaning Calves

In this video Brenda Schoepp gives strategies to successfully wean your calves.

To reduce the amount of stress on the cattle during the weaning process, pre-expose the cattle to the area that they will be weaned. Make sure there is enough space for the cattle and place a surrogate such as dry cows or lead steers into the pen so the calves have a sense of security. Make sure all  movements are slow and quiet to reduce stress on cattle.

 

 

Q&A Why Wean for 30 days 

3 Ways of Marketing Cattle

Live auction, an electronic auction and direct buy are the three main marketing options for marketing cattle. When deciding which one would suit your needs best, you must decide what you value in the selling process. Consolidationg is useful to combine your lot with another person’s lot, providing both you and the other seller a premium price for your cattle and providing the buyer exactly what they want.

In this video Brenda Schoepp explains the advantages and disadvantages of the three ways of marketing cattle: direct buy, live auction, and electronic auction.

 

Selling Through a Direct Sale

When selling in a direct sale manner, be sure you provide accurate descriptions of the cattle you are selling, including their weight, frame shape, and how many there are. Make it clear on the date and times for viewing and when the bidding will close. Discuss with the buyer the pencil shrinkage and the price slides.the price slides.

 

Selling Through a Live Auction

Before selecting an auction mart to sell your cattle at, you should ask questions about how they run the auction, what the range of buyers are, and if there is feed, water and shelter available for the cattle.

 

Selling through an Electronic Auction

When selling in a direct sale manner, be sure you provide accurate descriptions of the cattle you are selling, including their weight, frame shape, and how many there are. Make it clear on the date and times for viewing and when the bidding will close. Discuss with the buyer the pencil shrinkage and the price slides.

Also check out this Live Demo of a cattle sale

 

Why Be Involved in the Sale?

Brenda Schoepp explains the importance of being actively involved in your sales at the auction.

Q&A Why be Involved in the Sale 

The Top 5 Consumer Concerns

Brenda Schoepp explains that the top 5 consumer concerns in the beef business are animal welfare, environment, antibacterial use and resistence, food safety and corporate responsibility.

Taking these concerns into account, you should always act and run your business in a manner that would be pleasing to your customers.

 

 

Q&A: The Top 5 Consumer Food Questions