What are my cows worth ?

How long is a piece of string?

I have been milking for 45 years + and never bought or sold a milking cow, they’ve all gone as barrens, but I’ve reached an age when it’s time to give up.

Easy option is an on farm dispersal sale so I know I am getting the true market value.

Arriving at a value for a possible private sale is another matter.

I’m told the market is ‘on fire ‘ at the minute, since the recent milk price increases.

Which are the main auctions for commercial dairy cows, to look at sale reports?

I’ve got 190 cross bred cows, Holstein x Swedish Red X Montbeliarde, calving Jan – August, on an all grass system with self feed silage and parlour concentrates, moderate yields, high health, low replacement rate, so plenty of older cows.

Seems a shame to pay an auctioneer his commission if I can avoid it, but perhaps they are worth it, as I said at the start not a world I have any experience in.
 

eulb

Member
How long is a piece of string?

I have been milking for 45 years + and never bought or sold a milking cow, they’ve all gone as barrens, but I’ve reached an age when it’s time to give up.

Easy option is an on farm dispersal sale so I know I am getting the true market value.

Arriving at a value for a possible private sale is another matter.

I’m told the market is ‘on fire ‘ at the minute, since the recent milk price increases.

Which are the main auctions for commercial dairy cows, to look at sale reports?

I’ve got 190 cross bred cows, Holstein x Swedish Red X Montbeliarde, calving Jan – August, on an all grass system with self feed silage and parlour concentrates, moderate yields, high health, low replacement rate, so plenty of older cows.

Seems a shame to pay an auctioneer his commission if I can avoid it, but perhaps they are worth it, as I said at the start not a world I have any experience in.
At 190 your herds a bit big to sell in one,in the past biggest I’ve bought is an 80 cow herd,yes cow prices are good but buying 190 in one hit takes some funding,if a good honest herd your looking at £1450+
 
How long is a piece of string?

I have been milking for 45 years + and never bought or sold a milking cow, they’ve all gone as barrens, but I’ve reached an age when it’s time to give up.

Easy option is an on farm dispersal sale so I know I am getting the true market value.

Arriving at a value for a possible private sale is another matter.

I’m told the market is ‘on fire ‘ at the minute, since the recent milk price increases.

Which are the main auctions for commercial dairy cows, to look at sale reports?

I’ve got 190 cross bred cows, Holstein x Swedish Red X Montbeliarde, calving Jan – August, on an all grass system with self feed silage and parlour concentrates, moderate yields, high health, low replacement rate, so plenty of older cows.

Seems a shame to pay an auctioneer his commission if I can avoid it, but perhaps they are worth it, as I said at the start not a world I have any experience in.
There was a herd advertised through a firm of auctioneer's recently fitting that exact discription, are these them ?
 

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
If you’ve another calving season in you my guess to maximise value.
190 cows - 10% broken gives 170 so should be around 21 calving a month till August? Sell them each month fresh even the older ones as long as the ligament is strong will sell well through the ring.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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