MARKET COMMENTARY:

Western IA Feeder Cattle Producers
Scholarship applications are due May 1st, 2021
These are for high school seniors whose family sell on sanctioned precondition auctions.
Call our office for applications.

 

Don’t Forget our Big Special Calf/Yrlg Auction
Friday, April 23rd @ 10 am ***NOTE TIME*** Expecting 4000 head

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tuesday, April 13th:

Fed cattle were fully steady & weigh cows were probably $1 higher. As corn continues to creep higher, we absolutely need these fed cattle to work higher to handle the pressure from the cost of gains working higher.
Fat Cattle (157 head):
Str. Top - $127.10
Str. Choice - $122-$127.10
Str. Select/Choice - $115-$120
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $126.00
Hfr. Choice - $122- $126
Hfr. Select/Choice - $115-$120
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $85-$100
Weigh Cows 221 head):  
Fed Cows: $73-$78
Bulk Cows: $62-$72
Low Yield: $45-55
High Yielding Bulls: $94-$101
Bulk of Bulls: $88-$98
Cutting Bulls: $no test
Preg open hfrs: $100-$115
Hfrts: $75-$95

Bred Female, Pairs & Breeding Bull Auction, Wed, April 7th:

We started on Wednesday with the 2J Angus bull sale with the 1st bull at $5300 and an average over $3000. The top Havick Red Angus bull brought $6200. The cow sale was extremely active, Young pairs topped at $2375, solid mouth pairs topped at $1975. Young breds fetched $1700-$2125. Med age breds $1100-$1500 & aged breds $1000-1250. We had quite a few consigned bulls @ the end with the top Blk sim bull @ $3100. If you have breds or pairs to move please give us a call. We love the cow business and love helping you market your cows & bulls.

Feeder Cattle Auction, Friday April 9th:

We had right at 2500 head Friday on our last Western Iowa Precondition sale of the season. We got no help from the board with June cattle closing $2.50 lower. Despite that feeders sold on a much higher undertone. Here are a some actual sales.

34 Strs 502# @ $202.00

22 Strs 584# @ $177.50

18 Strs 618# @ $176.75

10 Strs 601# @ $171.00

32 Strs 652# @ $165.25

26 Strs 690# @ $162.00
19 Strs 757# @ $156.75
66 Strs 821# @ $148.75
66 Strs 859# @ $143.85
21 Strs 952# @ $137.00

33 Hfrs 476# @ $169.00

27 Hfrs 493# @ $167.00
56 Hfrs 507# @ $164.00

41 Hfrs 546# @ $172.00
11 Hfrs 584# @ $151.00
45 Hfrs 738# @ $140.25
41 Hfrs 831# @ $134.50
Replacement Hfrs
15 Hfrs 754# @ $155.00
15 Hfrs 763# @ $150.00