MARKET COMMENTARY:

Our beautiful fall weather is continuing. We had a great 1 inch rain last week which made it easier to find a day to get fall processing done on the calves. If you are a member of the Iowa Cattleman a survery has been sent out about what you want to see from the cattleman. I have & will continue to ask the cattleman to support policy for M-COOL. Its time to bring it back and show support for America’s Cow Calf Producers!


**Special Calf/Yearling Auction**

Friday October 22nd @ 10:30am

2000HD

Feature Consignments:

500 Blk/Bwf strs 775-875# these outstanding yearling steers will be sold in pot load lots

500 Fancy Blk/Fed new crop calves 400-550# 3 full rounds of shots

This auction will feature 1200 yearlings & 800 new crop calves


**Special Western Iowa Precondition Calf/Yearling Auction**

Friday October 29th @ 10:30am

Expecting 500HD

All cattle green tag vaccinated & weaned



Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tuesday, Oct 12th:

Fed cattle were 1-2 higher, Weigh cows were 2-4 lower. Weigh cow trade is supported by demand for fed cows & cows going back to feed.

Fat Cattle (201 head):
Str. Top - $123.50
Str. Choice - $120-$123.50

Str. Select/Choice - $117-$120
2-Ways - $120-$123
Hfr. Top - $122.85
Hfr. Choice - $119- $122.85
Hfr. Select/Choice - $117-$119
2-Ways - $120-$123
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $85-$100
Weigh Cows (170 head):  
Fed Cows: $70-$80
Bulk Cows: $52-$62
Low Yield: $45-55
High Yielding Bulls: $86-$93
Bulk of Bulls: $78-$87
Cutting Bulls: $no test
Preg open hfrs: $115-$120
Hfrts: $70-$90