MARKET COMMENTARY:

On this Thanksgiving we offer thanks for all that we have been afforded. We also pray for all those we have lost that are dear to us. As we now enter into the Christmas holiday season let us all remember “the reason for the season”. The auction calendar is starting to fill up with sales nearly every day. We really appreciate the opportunity to work for you & hope you have a prosperous 2021 marketing plan!

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tuesday, Nov 24th:

USDA quoted the fed cattle $1.50 higher. It’s been a slow climb & hopefully we can continue to inch this thing ahead. Weigh cows were about steady. Seasonally we should have a chance to work these lean cows a little higher fairly soon.
Fat Cattle (289 head):
Str. Top - $109.75
Str. Choice - $105-$109.75
Str. Select/Choice - $100-$104
2-Ways - $105-$110
Hfr. Top - $110
Hfr. Choice - $105- $110
Hfr. Select/Choice - $100-$104
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$90
Weigh Cows 351 head):  
Fed Cows: $63-$74
Bulk Cows: $47-$55
Low Yield: $30-45
High Yielding Bulls: $80-$84
Bulk of Bulls: $70-$80
Cutting Bulls: $80-$90
Preg open hfrs: $105-$120
Hfrts: $70-$85

Bred Female/Pairs Auction Tuesday November 24th:

Sold near 400 Bred Cows & Hfrs with great interest. Bred Hfrs topping at $1800.

Feeder Cattle Auction: Fri, Nov 20th:

We sold right at 2000 calf/yrlgs on Friday. Yrling market was red hot. Calves were all over the board with factors like weaning, vaccinations & flesh condition determining price. Here are a few results.
20  Strs 476# @ $166.00
7   Strs 517# @ $155.50
152 Strs 744# @ $151.25
132 Strs 854# @ $145.00
66 Strs 853# @ $145.25
62 Strs 942# @ $135.50
21 Hfrs 473# @ $149.00
25 Hfrs 742# @ $139.00
41 Hfrs 747# @ $140.00
19 Hfrs 917# @ $123.10