Veteran’s Day is easily one of our most significant holidays. Without them it might mean we wouldn’t be able to celebrate the others! To all our Veterans thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service! The crop continues to be harvested and hopefully by Thanksgiving, which is coming way too fast, we will have most of it out. We’ve been pretty fortunate locally as yields have been outstanding.

Don’t forget fed cattle sellers are encouraged to have their beef quality assurance certification done before Jan 1, 2019. We will be having a BQA certification training session on Thurs, Nov 29th at 5pm.

***Attention Fed Cattle Sellers****

Starting Jan 1st, Tyson Foods will require their fed cattle sellers to be Beef Quality Assurance certified. We will be hosting a BQA certification meeting Thursday, November 29th at 6pm. Hamburger meal provided starting at 5pm. This event is free of charge and will satisfy the requirements asked by Tyson Foods. Any questions please call the office.

 


 
   

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Nov 6th:

Large run of Fed cattle & weigh cows. Higher on Fed cattle & lower on weigh ups. Fed cattle packers are extremely short bought, especially down South. Just the opposite in the weigh cows with cow packers taking huge advantage of the heavy supply.
Fat Cattle (483 head):

Str. Top - $114.50
Str. Choice - $110-$114.50
Str. Select/Choice - $106-$109
2-Ways – $114-$118
Hfr. Top - $113.85
Hfr. Choice - $110-$113.85
Hfr. Select/Choice - $107-$109
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$95
Weigh Cows 491 head):
 
Top Cows: $60-$67
Bulk: $45-$57
Low Yield: $35-$45
Premium Bulls: $no test

Bulk of Bulls: $65-$75
Cutting Bulls: $85-$110
Preg open hfrs: $110-$130
Hfrts: $70-$90



Bred Female Auction, Tues, Oct 23rd:

We had an excellent run on Tues with a market that appears to me to be in the buyers favor. Young Bred Cows from $1200-$1400. 1st calf Hfrs up to $1485. With calf prices this good cow ownership appears to be a very good thing.


Next Bred Cow Special
Tuesday, November 20th


Feeder Cattle Auction Fri, Nov 9th:

Feeders Friday were under pressure mostly due to a board that has been on the defense for the past couple weeks. Hopefully we’ll see our cash market move up in the next few weeks and start supporting this feeder trade. Here are some actual sales. The majority of the auction was 500-700#. Receipts were 1253 head on the precondition auction.
9   Strs 512# @ $179.00
9   Strs 566# @ $174.00
30 Strs 591# @ $170.00
18 Strs 605# @ $162.00
12 Strs 668# @ $161.00
118 Strs 895# @ $150.00
8   Hfrs 421# @ $160.00
11 Hfrs 552# @ $148.00
16  Hfrs 591# @ $150.00
15  Hfrs 626# @ $140.00