At Highway 21 Feeders, we are always looking for exceptional cattle to buy and feed. We know the bulls you have bought,
the traits they excel in and as well their dam and sire better than anyone. This makes the calves they sire of utmost interest to us,
and a product that we would love to pay a premium for. However, we are not always buying all weight classes and sexes, therefore our
buy back contains 3 promises. These may be used however you wish, or not at all. It is up to you!
1. We will buy your calves direct when the transaction is right for both of us. There will be no commission charged or marketing fees.
There will only be an industry standard shrink applied. If desired by the seller, freight can be arranged. We will use the superior traits
of the bulls purchased and pay premiums where we can on his progeny.
2. Since we are also on the feedlot side of the industry, we know what traits (feed efficiency, daily gain, grading, etc.) are sought
after and what their value is when buying feeder animals. When we are unable to buy
your calves for whatever reason, we will bridge the gap between our bull customers and other feeder buyers, and “talk the talk” to
represent your progeny to the best of our abilities. Your cattle will no longer be represented to buyers with only the customary
“these calves are sired by top bulls from....”. We will do this free of charge. You always reserve the right to market them
yourselves if we do not achieve a price you're happy with.
3. If we are buying the weight class and sex of calves you're selling, but you wish to sell at your local market, we will have a
representative bid on your calves on sale day.
It is important to properly promote any vaccination, preconditioning and health and nutrition program you employ in your herd. We can
help walk you through what is important to represent the cattle to the fullest.
With all the marketing options, we require a minimum of 2 weeks of notice prior to when you want to market your calves. If we are unable to come view the calves in the weeks prior to sale,
we may require photos to be supplied for marketing.
Open/Cull Cow Marketing
To compliment full 360 service, if you have close to a liner load or more of open or cull cows, we can assist you in marketing them
direct to slaughter. Again, this service is free of charge to our bull customers.
Data for Your Herd
If we have purchased your calves, we will supply the feeding data and slaughter data back to you when the cattle ship. At a minimum
this will come in a summary report. If we can obtain individual grading and performance records for each animal, this will be supplied,
or exported if you wish, into a herd management program. If we assist you to market your offspring elsewhere, every effort will be made
to negotiate the supply of the data back to the producer.