Sunday, October 24, 2010

Atlantic Stockyards Observations

Here are 3 observations from Sean Firth, owner of Atlantic Stockyards following the October sale which featured Canadian Angus Association Green Tagged Calves. 
1. Approximately 15% of the calves sold are Angus or Angus influenced.
2. The Angus calves when grouped properly will sell at or slightly below (5 cents) the Char calves, but 12-15 cents over the average of all calves at similar weights.
3. Vaccinated cattle regardless of breed were sold at a $47 per head premium over non vaccinated calves, this is a consistent trend.