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(14 News Evansville)   Our long national nightmare is finally over after a Illinois man finds his 13 missing cattle... in his neighbor's yard after someone left a gate open. In other news, 13 cattle are worth $25,000   (14news.com ) divider line
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2014-06-21 01:23:24 PM  
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mtrac: BeefProtein is expensive.

I was curious how this banal story made it into the media -- though not Fark, good job, subby -- and looked up Wayne County, IL. Population, 16,760: they'll be talking about the day the cattle wandered out of the open gate for the next three generations.


Illinois' 101 counties are crazy disparate in their population. It's a big-ass state (literally, southern il goes on forever).

When Quinn won in 2010 it was with a majority in only 2 counties. This causes the nutters to rant and rave that if 99 counties didn't like him why should he be elected. They ignored the fact that 60% of the population is in those 2 counties and that counties as a unit don't vote.
2014-06-21 12:57:30 PM  
1 vote:
Having BBQd in both states recently, I can tell you a 13lb brisket in Colorado goes for about $65. In Texas, that brisket is about $32.

/HEB might be the best thing about Texas
//Still not as cool as the legal weed here
2014-06-21 10:29:01 AM  
1 vote:

JoieD'Zen: They were free roving bovine, they had it their way.

/obscure


No. No, Cows With Guns is definitely not obscure.
2014-06-21 10:04:57 AM  
1 vote:
My high school football team used to play Fairfield in the regular season.

/that's all I have to contribute to this conversation
//my family farmed crops, not livestock
///threes
2014-06-21 10:02:40 AM  
1 vote:
U.S. Feeder-Cattle Futures Hit New Record High

Feeder cattle for August delivery, the front-month contract, rose 1% to $2.0262 a pound at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange CME +0.03%. Prices earlier reached an all-time intraday high for a front-month contract of $2.0347 a pound.
2014-06-21 09:42:10 AM  
1 vote:

Mr. Right: If you want to get high-priced cattle, try buying a breeding bull with great EPD's or a bred-back cow with a calf at her side. Those are pretty pricey.


The guy I was leasing my little patch of pasture to overgrazed me to the point that I terminated the lease with him and I'm going to let the pasture sit for a year or two. Got to talking to a buddy about it and he suggested that we mend the fence in a few places while the pasture is laying out and then buy a bred back cow and calf and keeping her bred with the neighbor's bull. We pretty much have to this jointly as they're just too farking high for either of us to go solo.
2014-06-21 09:12:55 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-06-21 08:55:39 AM  
1 vote:
BeefProtein is expensive.

I was curious how this banal story made it into the media -- though not Fark, good job, subby -- and looked up Wayne County, IL. Population, 16,760: they'll be talking about the day the cattle wandered out of the open gate for the next three generations.
2014-06-21 08:34:04 AM  
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gfid: Trailltrader: That'd be about right- 14 cattle would be worth about $25,000.oo

I disagree - that's a bit much for cattle.  I suspect this is one of those cases where the price is overinflated by the owner.


You haven't been following the beef markets lately.  These were Angus steers.  At $25,000 for 13 head, that would be about $1925/head.  Feeders are going right at $2.25/lb  so if these steers were around 850 lbs, an pretty middling kind of weight for feeders, he'd be right on.

If you want to get high-priced cattle, try buying a breeding bull with great EPD's or a bred-back cow with a calf at her side.  Those are pretty pricey.
2014-06-21 08:02:15 AM  
1 vote:
Food prices are out of control.
+
25% inflation in 10 years.

Sometimes I feel like you can either build equity and live your life scratching out an existence, or spend your money on things like quality food, and an occasional vacation, and forget about building any modicum of wealth.
2014-06-21 07:50:00 AM  
1 vote:
Subby must be from the city....

Hog prices are ridiculous right now as well, due to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) that is running rampant through hog farms.  My dad has been lucky so far with it (hasn't had a case of it) and as a result is selling hogs at top dollar.  Between this and corn prices a few years ago he predicting that he can retire in a few years.

/not bad for a full time family farmer
2014-06-21 12:44:41 AM  
1 vote:
Surprised it's not more, they must be lightweights. Beef prices are ridiculous right now.
2014-06-21 12:09:22 AM  
1 vote:
That'd be about right- 14 cattle would be worth about $25,000.oo.  Now- McDonalds gets about 400 burgers from each bovine from their meat suppliers.  Now figure out with billions and billions served- what? 5 billion now- that'd be 1,250,000 cattle.
 
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