For your selling convenience we have added a Special Bred Cow auction on Tuesday, May 8th and Tues, May 29th. We love the cow business & really appreciate being able to work with you. Speaking of the cow business if you are working calves this spring and need a hand gathering don’t ask brother Jim. He was helping his daughter & son-in-law, who ranch in South Central Nebraska, at their branding Saturday. He got bucked off his horse and appeared a tad lame on Monday morning. So if you need someone to ride a horse, and stay on, call Will. I’m not sure we trust Jim on a 4 wheeler either but if he heals up quickly you can have him watch a gate! As planters start to roll please take it safe!


 

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, April 24th:

Today's Fed cattle auction saw great demand for cattle with ideal finish. Unfortunately with a June board at $105 cattle that need 60-90 days extra finish will be met with steep discounts. Weigh cows are equally frustrating, but for entirely different reasons. Best demand is for the leanest cows. If cows are determined to be "not lean" discounts are pretty severe. It stinks when two somewhat similar cows bring $10 cwt. difference just because of flesh conditions. Same thing applies to a bull with too much flesh. Feeding cows and hfrtts were a definite bright side in the market.

Fat Cattle (130 head):

Str. Top - $126.50
Str. Choice - $122-$126.50
Str. Select/Choice - $116-$121
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $126
Hfr. Choice - $122-$126
Hfr. Select/Choice - $115-$121
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$90
Weigh Cows 302 head):
 
Top Cows: $67-$72
Bulk: $54-$62
Low Yield: $50-$55
Premium Bulls: $87-$92

Bulk of Bulls: $80-$86
Cutting Bulls: $90-$100
Preg open hfrs: $90-$105
Hfrts: $70-$90


 

Bred Female Auction, Wed, April 18th:

Wednesday’s weather was not very cooperative, (that has seemed like the norm lately) however Buyers showed up to bid on over 800 head. All in all I was extremely happy with the market. We started out with the Keller Windchime Angus bulls. Buyers supported their excellent program with over a $3100 average. Keller pair brought $2000-$2500. We had a nice selection of 1st calf hfr pairs with the majority bringing $1900-$2000. Majority of young breds were $1450-$1800. Fall calving cows most traded $1300-$1400.


Feeder Calf/Yrlg, Fri, April 20th: 

Friday’s calf/yrlg auction featured over 2700 head. Buying activity was super and a big thanks to all who participated. Here are some results:

13 Strs 442# @ $205.00
17 Strs 473# @ $200.00
20 Strs 506# @ $199.50
7   Strs 598# @ $198.00
30 Strs 609# @ $174.00
11 Strs 636# @ $177.00
21 Strs 733# @ $157.75
100 Strs 783# @ $146.00
9   Strs 868# @ $140.50
74 Strs 1069# @ $120.00        
11 Hfrs 486# @ $178.00
31 Hfrs 522# @ $174.00
16 Hfrs 566# @ $162.00
15 Hfrs 590# @ $160.00
26 Hfrs 604# @ $155.00
34 Hfrs 633# @ $158.25
16 Hfrs 722# @ $146.00
9   Hfrs 705# @ $145.00
13 Hfrs 822# @ $129.75