Jan 12th 2015, 09:52 AM
Cervid: Whitetail Deer
Have you ever watched kids playing musical chairs? When the music stops playing someone is left standing. That is the breeder market. Years ago a person had confidence the music was going to keep playing for an extended amount of time. Investing higher dollars made sense provided you followed up your purchase with good breeding and business sense. These days the chorus is pretty much done and the lights on the dance floor are dimming fast. Someone is selling the Texas guys a line of crap to get them to buy into the hype. The rich guys I don't worry about, but what sucks is the little guys who are sucked into it trying to compete.
I dont know Roger, It seems those Texas guys are doing so well in their state that they are now buying farms and dealing in other states. I know i was talking to a dealer in Texas and he could offer me twice as much for my shooters in Texas than i could get anywhere else. Must be nice to have a state that works with ya instead of against.
I believe all in all the Top 30 prices were down all around. There were some great deer that didnt bring a pile of money. Seemed like Xl daughters were on the low end but there were also a few of them offered. Either way i guess its still better than raising goats. lol