First, please allow me to say. . . Ugh. . . Thank you.
I have been trying to sell my year olds all summer. Alas! And woe-is-me. I have finally conceded that I will have to butcher as soon as autumn comes.
My attempt at selling them via Craigslist met with a whole lot of, "how old is he!?!" I had put in the ad that the mothers were all three feet in height. And that none of these bulls nor cows would be over four feet. (I had it in inches to begin with, but people tend not to clearly understand that) and that these year olds where about 100lbs. They are very small, healthy but small. We did have an issue with them going off their feed on the 110F days, but they are back to engorging themselves.
People are use to seeing huge beef cattle, and were getting upset by me claiming that these petite cows are a year old.
I have them priced on the cheap side of the Kerry listings.
Winnona 3yrs old
And I won't go any lower. I will make more money butchering them.
But with this drought, few are buying. The auctions are offering very little for weight.