beef cattle

Asked March 17, 2019, 12:03 PM EDT

just bought 4 Angus cross bottle feeder calves and would like to know where to sell them when it's time for slaughter as I bought them to make some money not to eat myself thank you for your time

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1 Response

Given that you only have 4 head, your marketing options are limited. Most producers simply sell through stockyards, especially for a small number of head such as this. You use the term slaughter. If you are truly planning to keep them until slaughter, you might try and direct market them to individuals in your area. Most producers who purchase calves grow them for a period of time and re-sell them as feeder cattle.