Why Purchase Bulls in the Fall?

by | Sep 4, 2021 | Kit Pharo | 0 comments

1. Bulls always cost less in the fall because the demand is greater in the spring. For example, the bulls we sold in our Colorado sale last fall averaged $1100 Less than the bulls we sold this past spring. That’s a BIG savings!

2. Unlike most young bulls, our grass-developed bulls do not require much in the way of winter feed or care. In most cases, you can throw them in with your older bulls. Don’t be surprised if your young PCC bulls come through the winter in better shape than your older, non-PCC bulls.

3. Fall is by far the best time to move cattle from one environment to another – especially if you are moving them into a hotter, more humid environment (south and/or east). By the time breeding season rolls around, your new PCC bull will be well-adapted to his new environment and ready for a heavy workload.

4. Most spring-calving producers have much more time to select and purchase bulls in the fall than they do in the spring. Since selecting herd sires is one of the most important jobs you have, you should do it when you have sufficient time.

5. These bulls will be 18 to 20 months of age – going on two years. They have been developed slowly and naturally on grass and will be able to handle a larger workload – with fewer injuries. They will breed twice as many cows for twice as many years as bulls coming out of other programs.

6. If you need to buy something for year-end tax purposes, it makes a whole lot more sense to buy bulls than it does to buy expensive equipment that burns fuel. Talk to your tax advisor about the Section 179 Expense (accelerated depreciation).

Burlington, Colorado – Monday, November 1

Letohatchee, Alabama – Saturday, November 13

Valentine, Nebraska – Saturday, December 4

Butte, Montana – Saturday, December 11

We will be selling 450 grass-developed bulls in our four Fall Bull Sales. If you would like to receive a catalog for our
fall sales, Call us at 800-311-0995. Do it now; don’t procrastinate!
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