701 Hwy 30 W, Dunlap, IA 51529, 712-643-5761

Sale Times for Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 9:00 am Fed Cattle, followed by Weigh Cows & Bulls, Feeder Cattle @ 12:30pm then Bred Cows/Pairs/Breeding Bulls

I was looking forward to a 49ers vs. Chiefs Super Bowl. I did get half of my wishes. It sure looks like we’ll have a great game coming up in a couple of weeks. Sally Krajicek, Ruby Mumm’s mother, passed away last week. Sally was witty, kind, & was always such a friendly face when she was at the auction checking up on Ruby. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her entire family as I know how much you’ll all miss her. The community of Dunlap lost a good one! Also, our sympathy to the Mike Keating family of Charter Oak on Mike’s passing. Mike has been a good friend of ours for quite some time! Locally Shelby county will be hosting their cattleman’s banquet this Saturday in Panama. In addition, Cherokee county also has their cattleman’s banquet Saturday.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tuesday, Jan. 24th:

Fed Cattle Tuesday seemed a tad lower, but as the cattle seem to be picking up lots of mud tag it sure will put some pressure on these prices. Unfortunately, it looks like several of these cattle would be carrying 2-4% mud. Several years ago, we slick sheared a muddy 1400# str & weighed him before & after & that steer carried over 100# of mud. I know something that we expect to fight in the spring, but it’s just been awful to deal with it in December & January. Spring is just about 6 weeks away & hopefully it gets here quick! Weigh Cows sure felt a couple bucks better.

Fat Cattle (200 head):
Str. Top - $158.50
Str. Choice -$156-$158.50

Str. Select/Choice - $152-$156
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $157.50
Hfr. Choice - $155-$157.50

Hfr. Select/Choice - $151-$155
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $100-$120
Weigh Cows (313 head): 
Fed Cows: $80-$90
Bulk Cows: $68-$79
Low Yield: $40-$60
High Yielding Bulls: $98-$110
Bulk of Bulls: $90-$102
Cutting Bulls: $no test
Preg open hfrs: $135-$150
Hfrts: $80-$110


Special Bred Female Jan. 25th:

We had a very good bred female auction on Wed. Jan. 25th selling over 1100 head. Bred Hfrs were lower than 2 weeks ago & Cows overall traded stronger. Next Wed. Feb. 8th will be our last “large” bred auction of the winter/spring months & also we will be selling York Creek Red Angus Bulls. Here are the ranges:

Majority of Bred Hfrs $1800-$2000 with a $2200 top, majority of Young Cows $1700-$2000, most Solid Mouth: $1250-$1450, & we didn’t have many aged cows on the auction.

Special Calf/Yrlg Jan. 27th:

Friday’s Calf/Yrlg auction featured several steers weighing 700-850#. We were thrilled with the demand. We offered over 1500 head on this auction. Here are a few actual sales:

83 Strs 732# @$194.50                     17 Hfrs 431# @$195

124 Strs 817# @$180.75                   24 Hfrs 606# @$184.75

143 Strs 824# @$181.35


Special Calf/Yrlg Tues. Jan. 17th & Western IA Precon. Feeder Fri. Jan. 20th:

We sold over 2700 feeders this week on two specials. Feeders have been on the slight defensive mode with Fed Cattle sales stagnant, futures markets falling back & midwestern feedlot pen conditions awful. Feeder markets do remain competitive with prices much stronger than a year ago. Producers have done an amazing job keeping the cattle clean & in good selling flesh. Here are a few quotes from this week:

13 Strs 461# @$226              12 Hfrs 490# @$190

36 Strs 606# @$209.50         14 Hfrs 569# @$187

54 Strs 691# @$195.75         51 Hfrs 645# @$182

123 Strs 863# @$184.50       156 Hfrs 712# @$174.75