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We had a super week here this week with 3 auctions. We really appreciate all your business. Having been involved in the beef cattle production & marketing our whole life we feel so fortunate to work with such a great base of people. Thank you for letting us do what we love. Saturday night in Woodbine was a fantastic fundraiser for the Russ Kurth Foundation. Over $70,000.00 was raised. Finally happy 80th birthday to our dear friend George Kenkel of Harlan. As always I’m sure Bonnie will take great care of ya!!

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, March 6th:
FLighter run of fed cattle on a market that was $1 lower. Weigh cows were fully steady with great strength on lean cows & bulls. Fed cows not as active.
Fat Cattle (128 head):
Str. Top - $126.50
Str. Choice - $124.50-$126.50
Str. Select/Choice - $122-$124.50
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $126.75
Hfr. Choice - $124.50
Hfr. Select/Choice - $120-$124.50
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $84
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$100
Weigh Cows 221 head):
Top Cows: $72-$78
Bulk: $64-$72
Low Yield: $45-$60
Premium Bulls: $95-$101
Bulk of Bulls: $88-$96
Cutting Bulls: $90-$110
Preg open hfrs: $110-$120
Hfrts: $80-$95

We sold near 1200 feeders this week on  a market that shows great strength on the light cattle and is lower on the heavier ones. Here are a few results
42 Strs 382# @ $230.50
74 Strs 466# @ $216.50
25 Strs 737# @ $150.50 off cows
38 Strs 1031# @ $126.25                               
31 Hfrs 369# @ $196.00
86 Hfrs 450# @ $186.00
16 Hfrs 671# @ $144.00 off cows
53 Hfrs 991# @ $123.50

If you have calves or yrlings to market please give us a call for an on the farm appraisal. 
Western Iowa Preconditioned Calf/Yrlg Friday March 16th  @ 11 am.  

Next auction is 
Special Calf/Yrlg Friday, March 23rd @ 11am  

Wednesday’s cow auction was super selling a total of 1450 head. The Janssen’s bulls sold great averaging near $3500. The cow trade showed continued strength with strongest solid & broken mouth trade of the season. In addition the light calves off the fall cows sold fantastic. Here are the ranges
Young Breds $1500-$1875.
Med Age Breds $1200-$1525
Broken Mouth $1000-$1200.
1st calf Hfrs $1500-$1800
Fall Bred Cows: $1050-$1275

Our next big Bred female special is  Wed, March 21st.