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How much does a calf cost 2019?
Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020
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Thereof, what is the average price of a calf?
The average price for calves was $165.17in2017, compared to $162.58 in 2016. Monthly calfpricesaveraged $263.00 in 2015, up more than $8 from 2014. Thiswas thehighest average on record.
One may also ask, how much is a whole cow cost? The cost of the live whole or halfanimalis $3 per pound live weight, payable to the rancher.Thecost to have the animal slaughtered is $95 for a halfor$190 for a whole, payable to the rancher. The costtohave the meat aged, cut, wrapped and frozen so it's ready totakehome is $1.25 per pound hanging weight.
Considering this, how much do steers sell for?
The Value of Selling Steer Calves vs Bull Calves
|$10 / cwt price slide||$15 / cwt price slide|
|Value of 600 lb bull||$900 per head||$885 per head|
|Value of additional 50 lbs||$47||$32|
|Value of each additional lb||$0.94 per lb||$0.64 per lb|
|Lbs needed to add $60 of value per head||64 lbs||94 lbs|
How many acres do you need per cow?
You may have heard a rule-of-thumb is thatittakes 1.5 to 2 acres to feed a cow calf pair for12months. That means we should be able to have 10 to13cows. Let's see how this rule-of-thumb holds up. Itlookslike our rule-of-thumb held up pretty good, 11 cows on20acres, is 1.8 acres per cow.