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killer buyer prices
Posted by kelly in tx at 2015-09-08 19:36:44
I know of a team of old drafts i'd like to prevent going to slaughter. A base price should be killer buyer price. What is that currently on a 2100 or 2200 pound draft? Thanks, kelly
Response by Jon at 2015-09-09 20:52:55
Depends on condition. Good flesh have brought .3 -.4/pound. Bags of bones worthless
Response by Klaus Karbaumer at 2015-09-09 21:26:06
The Draft Horse Journal reports that a 19year old Percheron gelding at Marie Brown's auction went for $ 1200.
Response by Sharon at 2015-09-11 18:34:20
We'll all know more after the fall sales, but we do know that the market is up. If you can get close to kill price and you know they will go to a good home, I would take it. The old horses aren't worth anywhere near what colts and under 3's are worth for feeding/slaughter. And everyone assumes that if a team brought x amount of dollars at such and such a sale, that every team out there is worth that. It costs a bunch of time and money to get a team to a sale, and then there's commission, yardage, etc. I know that still doesn't help you regarding what kill price would be on these horses, but I would say if they are in decent shape and relatively sound and broke for anyone, a couple thousand bucks off the farm for a team in their late teens/early twenties would be pretty good. Nobody is going to buy horses with the idea that they'll make money on them if they're priced 50-100 bucks under kill price. It's just not worth the time and hassle. You're better off to sell them a for little under and make someone starting out really happy. If they're just average horses or below, they could very well be worth more weighed up than they are to drive. I don't mean to come off as rude, just realistic. Good luck to you.

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