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While the horse may have been in an auction, it was not in a kill pen. The reason? Canner plants will not buy greys.
If the horse was bought by a canner buyer, it was because he knew he could resell it for more than he paid for it.
 

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It is the high occurrences of cancers in greys.
 

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I don’t know. @Zimalia22 would know. I thought you could sell a cancer eye cow @ksbowman. I remember when I was young we had cancer eye cows, but I don’t see them anymore. They culled anything with the appearance of it developing as I got a little older, like jr high. I remember them saying it was hereditary. Eventually they cleaned them out of the herd, but we also don’t have the Herefords around anymore. To be honest I miss them, but not the cancer eye.
The plants will not buy grey horses because of the cancers. What you see on the surface, well think if it like an iceberg, the majority of it is underneath, you don't see it.
While the horse may have been at an auction, it was not at a canner's pen.
 
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