Seeking to buy calves

Joe984

Member
Wondering if anyone in the north of England is selling any calves at the moment. The only trouble I’m having is trying to find some that aren’t ridiculously expensive.
Angus/Hereford/blues etc etc if possible
Preferably out of fresian or Holstein/Fresian cows.
Would have to be TB4 and preferably teat trained. I maybe asking in the wrong place but anything is worth a try.
 

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
Wondering if anyone in the north of England is selling any calves at the moment. The only trouble I’m having is trying to find some that aren’t ridiculously expensive.
Angus/Hereford/blues etc etc if possible
Preferably out of fresian or Holstein/Fresian cows.
Would have to be TB4 and preferably teat trained. I maybe asking in the wrong place but anything is worth a try.
Yes mate I just so happen to have a ruck of TB4 teat trained calves that I'm looking to sell for below market price.

Would you like me to deliver them free?
 

Joe984

Member
Yes mate I just so happen to have a ruck of TB4 teat trained calves that I'm looking to sell for below market price.

Would you like me to deliver them free?
Well if you don’t ask you don’t get... I just thought I’d ask because there might have been someone out there with some calves for sale. I’m not wanting to pay less than market price at all. All I’m meaning is some people are wanting a lot more than market value.
Bad job when you can’t ask a simple question or seek advice on a forum without some plonker like you trying to be clever
 
Well if you don’t ask you don’t get... I just thought I’d ask because there might have been someone out there with some calves for sale. I’m not wanting to pay less than market price at all. All I’m meaning is some people are wanting a lot more than market value.
Bad job when you can’t ask a simple question or seek advice on a forum without some plonker like you trying to be clever
Market value is what people will pay for something at a given point in time. How many people have you made an offer to that are advertising overpriced calves? No one in their right mind advertises them at less than they are worth. Learn to negotiate.
 
Location
Devon
Well if you don’t ask you don’t get... I just thought I’d ask because there might have been someone out there with some calves for sale. I’m not wanting to pay less than market price at all. All I’m meaning is some people are wanting a lot more than market value.
Bad job when you can’t ask a simple question or seek advice on a forum without some plonker like you trying to be clever

There are calves out there for sale at sensible prices if you look hard enough.

Another forum member Muddyboots posted some pics of weaned or nearly weaned calves he bought recently and what he paid for them, maybe worth sending him a PM @Joe984 for advice on where to look.
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
all our beef calves, and dairy bulls, including 4 jer bulls (£30) bar 2 were sold privately to repeat customers, the 2, were on a cow, after agreeing a price, he dropped out, didn't think his wife was strong enough to get them on a tit bucket, perfectly understandable, they made £50 less, each, than the price agreed, prior, at mkt, bummer. 92 calves born alive, lost 2, and that's why we get 'extra' to mkt calves, they know/see how well we do them.
 

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