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Feeder Calf Board Sales

The Mississippi Homeplace Producer Sale and the Cattlemen's Exchange Sales are auctions managed as board sales by marketing cattle while they are not on site. Each lot is represented by video or picture that is shown while that lot sells. The video or picture, along with a full description of each lot, are available to potential buyers and the general public prior to sale day.

 

The primary advantage of these sales is that they accommodate a large number of feeder calves that might not all be ready to ship on a certain day by giving the flexibility to arrange for future delivery. Another advantage is offering all cattle in load-lots made up of single or multiple consignments of uniform calves. These consignments are received from across the state and loads are assembled with regard to region and type of cattle. Pencil shrinks agreed to for these sales capture several dollars per head that would be lost in some other marketing scenarios. Other advantages include reduced handling and comingling prior to shipping and the ability to establish a reputation that could bring the same buyer year after year, willing to pay more for calves from producers whose cattle have performed well in the past.

Health management and preconditioning are always among the primary concerns with these types of sales. Consignors are encouraged to complete Mississippi Beef Quality Assurance training. These sales do not require a single preconditioning and vaccination protocol. However, calves that have been managed similarly will be grouped in the same load. For example, consigners who have vaccinated with the same products and preconditioned their calves for a similar amount of time will be grouped together and represented as such in the sale.
 
For the integrity of these sales, all cattle must be represented accurately. Each consigner should remain committed to the sale after completing a consignment form. This commitment is not only to the management and buyers but, more importantly, to the other beef cattle producers who will be marketing in these sales. Please contact a representative of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, or Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, or Mississippi Cattlemen's Association to learn more about this marketing opportunity.

Previous Sale Results

2018 Sale Results

8 full  loads varying in weight, type, and management were sold in 8 lots. Cattle were sold with a 2 percent shrink, unless otherwise noted, and a $0.05 slide. On the mixed lots, heifers sold 10 cents back of the steers.

Feeder Steers:  Bulk Medium and Large 1 and 2:

1 pot-load 850 lbs: 140.25;

2 pot loads 700-725 lbs: 145.00-145.75

1 pot-loads 625 lbs: 150.00

Mixed Feeder Steers and Heifers (steer prices listed):

Bulk Medium and Large 1 and 2:

2 pot-loads 700-770 lbs 141.00-145.00;

2 pot-loads 600-625 lbs 148.50-151.75;

 


Upcoming Feeder Calf Board Sale Information

 
 
 
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