Friday, August 3rd will be our 68th Anniversary and BBQ Auction. The feeder market has been very aggressive. If you have any feeders you are considering marketing please give us a call. We’d love to stop out and take a look. Corn crop in these local parts looks as good as it ever has this time of year. Judging by the feeder market it looks like plenty of people are considering feeding it. With hay wanting to be on the high side of price ranges, I really encourage you to consider chopping more silage. It’s still one of nature’s best feeds. It’s also not too early to consider fall vaccination programs. As always we encourage you to visit with your vets about the green tag program. Since its inception we have promoted the Western Iowa Feeder Cattle Producers program. If you are not currently green tagging your calves give us a call we’d love to talk about it!!


Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, July 10th:

We had a real nice run of Fed cattle on a market that was a tad better than the week before. Weigh cows were basically steady. If somehow we can keep this thing propped up during county fair season maybe we can trend higher heading into September.

Fat Cattle (365 head):

Str. Top - $110.25
Str. Choice - $107-$110.25
Str. Select/Choice - $103-$106
2-Ways – $110-$120
Hfr. Top - $110.50
Hfr. Choice - $107-$110.50
Hfr. Select/Choice - $103-$106
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $80
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$90
Weigh Cows 221 head):  
Top Cows: $69-$76
Bulk: $60-$68
Low Yield: $45-$55
Premium Bulls: $90-$96

Bulk of Bulls: $83-$92
Cutting Bulls: $no test
Preg open hfrs: $95-$110
Hfrts: $70-$85

Bred Female Auction, Tues, June 19th:

Tuesdays cow special featured several quality lots. There were 240 cow/calf pairs, 330 bred cows most to calve in the next 3 months and over 50 breeding bulls. Buyer activity was strong throughout, however fall calving cows in my opinion seem to be a great buy. I wish more people in this area ran them. Fall calves always seem to be met with good demand. Here are some auction ranges.
Young Pairs bigger calves: $1800-$2100
Young pairs smaller calves: $1500-$1800
Med Age Pairs: $1300-1750
Aged Pairs $1100-$1400
Fall calvers: $1100-$1350

Next Bred Cow Special
Tuesday, August 7th.

Feeder Cattle Auction Fri, June 1st:

We had a smaller run of feeders on Friday consisting mostly of fall calves. The market on the light calves has been fantastic with 7 wt. strs into the mid-$160 range.

Next Calf/Yrlg Special will be Tuesday, July 17th.