auctions for eggs, etc

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by seedcorn, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Call me a skeptic but breeders of swine use to go to each other's sales and buy each other's stock to drive prices up. Breeder A would go and buy 2-$20,000 gilts from breeder B, then breeder B would go to breeder A's auction and buy 1-$40,000 boar. By doing that you drove up the prices and got a lot of "free" publicity as everyone would talk about the sale prices. Plus the farmer went home and told everyone he bought the brother of the boar that brought $40,000. Meanwhile he paid $1000 for an animal that was probably worth $200-$400.

    So the question is, are the prices being driven up by other friends?

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