Blog Archive June 2017

Daily Web Summary 6/24/2017

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New Youtube Videos 6/24/2017

Videos posted to various livestock related videos yesterday...


Cattle Range

Daily Web Summary 6/23/2017

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New Youtube Videos 6/23/2017

Videos posted to various livestock related videos yesterday...


Cattle Range

Cattle Range


Cattle Range

Rick Rasby

Cattle Range

Daily Web Summary 6/22/2017

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Are you a good 4H mom…or “that” 4H mom?

Don’t worry, you can be a good mom and be actively involved in 4H, most of them are.

How can you tell which kind of mom you are?

The national 4-H was kind enough to put up a test for you.  You’ll have one of two reactions to this Facebook post…

Which response did you have?

A) This is terrible.  Why would 4H promote something like this?  Our kids should be working with their hands not doing fidget spinners.

B) Who cares.  I hope my kids don’t want one.

If you answered A, I’m sorry, you are “that” 4H mom.

Your personal insecurity has overflowed into being an overly judgement hag regarding things that are absolutely harmless.  Your desire to show the world that your kids are better than theirs has led you down a path where you have to pretend your child doesn’t have a spare second in the entire day to play and be a kid.

Please, for the sake of us all, seek help.  This is a generational problem and you need to get that stick out of your butt before your children catch it.

If you answered B, congratulations, you’re a good mom whose kids take part of 4H.

Just stay away from that other lady and your kids will grow up to be well balanced adults.


Daily Web Summary 6/21/2017

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Bred Female Prices

Are the clubby bred female sale averages down or was it just the sale you went to?

They’re down.

The chart below is the average prices for bred females at a half dozen of the consistently largest club calf female sales.  Included in the data are results from Donors Unlimited, Griswold, Cream of the Crop, First Class Female Sale, Western Exposure, and McLemore for years we have data on each of those sales since 2007.

The red line is a weighted average that normalizes the average prices for all of the sales included.

The average prices of bred females selling in those large clubby female sales is down 25-30% from their 2014 highs.


Daily Web Summary 6/20/2017

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Update to Cattle Market Reports

You may just read the blog, but the real cattle guys use this site mainly for local auction barn reports.  

Several years ago Texas decided to stop funding them and we haven't gotten around to finding a solution until now. 

Weekly Averages

The average top and bottom classes for each class of feeder calves is calculated for the past week across the sales we have in the new system and it's posted on the right hand side of the state auction barn list...

Comparison to Other Sales

The new format for individual sale reports is quite a bit cleaner and includes a comparison of the prices at that individual auction barn to other sales held across the week before and after that sale...

More Coming Soon

You read this, you know how I works, more charts and tables and graphs than are necessary are coming once more data is collected..

I'm using Texas as a guinea pig and when we have the data collection working well for that state we'll move on to others.


Daily Web Summary 6/19/2017

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This Post is Not a Left Over

Oh boy, do I have one for you, I promise that this blog post is NOT a left over.

I know, I know.  You’re thinking all of the good blogs were posted back in February and March.  Why would I be holding on to a blog post until June if it’s so good?

Well, that’s a good question.  You see, it was on an old laptop that isn’t good at posting stuff to the internet.  You know how that works.

I didn’t get the idea for it until February but I promise it will be wordy enough.

What?  I went about the entire month of May without posting anything?  Why didn’t I post this then?

Who cares, it didn’t get posted then.  It wasn’t done yet.  Now it is.

Still don’t want to read it?


If will be at the auction barn next Tuesday if you want it.


Daily Web Summary 6/18/2017

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Top Web Sale Lots Week of 6/12/2017

Top individual sale lots of the past week...

  1. $15,500 - Bred Heifer sired by BC II SKYFALL 2812
  2. $10,000 - Bred Heifer sired by Mr HOC Broker
  3. $9,000 - Bred Heifer sired by  C&C PRIORITY 1428B EXAR
  4. $7,500 - Bred Heifer sired by EXAR DENVER 2002B
  5. $7,250 - Bred Heifer sired by The Irishman
  6. $6,500 - Bred Heifer sired by EXAR DENVER 2002B
  7. $5,900 - Bred Heifer sired by MF Rooster
  8. $5,750 - Bred Heifer sired by C & C McKinley 3000 EXAR
  9. $5,300 - Bred Heifer sired by  TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET
  10. $5,300 - Bred Heifer sired by FSF Bearcat 37Z

Online Sale Monitor Updates

The online sale monitor has been moved over to the new layout.  You can now find it by clicking the "View All" link under the eight cattle shown on the front page of the site.

I've also done a bit of a hack on the formatting of the cattle on the front page of the site to prevent the irregular rows that were showing up before.

Known Issues

CW is using a javascript rendering of sale information that isn't easily monitored and those sales don't show up here.

The auto-refresh DOES NOT work in Internet Explorer because of course it doesn't.