Since the beginning of our Calf Roundup program in 1994 we have a long history of helping our customers market their calves for top prices without the normal discounts for small groups and color discrimination. To qualify for the Calf Roundup the producer must purchase either a Braunvieh or Hybrid bull from McBee Cattle Company.
After the producer qualifies, any calf sired by a McBee bull or out of a female purchased directly from us qualifies to be marketed through the Calf Roundup. After your first bull purchase, the customer is allowed one calf crop exception. In other words you can bring calves once to the Roundup that are not sired by our bulls.
These qualifications were developed to be able to market a uniform set of calves that are consistent in their makeup. By uniform, we are NOT talking about being the same color. Over the years of marketing over 24,000 McBee Braunvieh cross calves for our customers, we have learned that for the most part buyers are looking for consistency and will pay for it. We know we can do it with these qualifications.
All Roundup calves must have received two rounds of preconditioning vaccines, dewormed, weaned for at least 45 days, dehorned, castrated and bunk broke. Click here for a Verification Form that must come with the calves.
The calves are received 5 days before the sale, tagged and sorted at delivery. They are fed at the barn for at least 4 full days before they are sold to help recover the hauling shrink and to help our customer receive a more accurate pay weight. The calves are sorted by weight and put in groups of like size. Each owner is paid for the percentage of the weight they own in each pen. For this, an Enrollment Form is required to have a listing of the calves with ear tag numbers. Other information on the form can be used for your own information. Click here for copy of the
McBee Calf Roundup calves have established a reputation for above average performance and we have many repeat buyers looking for these program calves. To better serve our customers, we have two Roundup dates, August for fall calves and January for spring calves. Be sure and touch base with us if you have questions. We like to talk to you about marketing Braunvieh cross calves.