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Our local boys were able to get their first victory Friday night over a very tough Newell/Fonda squad. I just love this time of year. Donnie Stessman seems to have lost his Hawkeye coat. That game should quiet him down for a day or two!! Last Tuesday evening, Will & I had the pleasure of heading to Jefferson to conduct their benefit auction for new livestock facilities at the Greene County Fairgrounds. In 1 hour we helped raise $110,000.00. With cash donations it should take the total close to a quarter of a million. It is so impressive watching these communities support their own. Remember if you have any auctions you are considering please give us a call.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Sept 9th:
LARGE RUN OF FED CATTLE on a much higher market. The strength & power of this market is so impressive. We had a real nice run of Holstein steers that topped near $150. WOW!! Weigh cows were fully steady. Historically we’ll see these cows drop a bit in the next few weeks. This year’s been quite a bit different. Let’s see if it keeps up.
Fat Cattle (476 head):
Str. Top - $160
Str. Choice - $156-$160
Str. Select/Choice - $152-$156
2-Ways - $160-$165
Hfr. Top - $159
Hfr. Choice - $155-$159
Hfr. Select/Choice - $152-$155
2-Ways - $145-$155
Choice Holsteins - $146-$148
Select Holsteins - $140-$145
Fat Hfrts. - $115-$140
Weigh Cows 256 head):  
Top Cows: $116-$122
Bulk: $107-$115
Low Yield: $100-$107
Premium Bulls: $140-$145.50
Bulk of Bulls: $130-$140
Cutting Bulls: $145-$175
Preg open hfrs: $180-$205
Hfrts: $110-$140

Feeder Cattle, Fri, Sept 5th:
We sold over 1600 feeders Friday on a much higher market. The strength of the feeder trade continues to impress. Feeder specials on Sept 19th & Oct 3rd. Please keep in mind how important the vaccinations are. The Iowa green tag program is still the best. Please contact your veterinarian.
25  Strs 372# @ $345.00
9   
 Strs 404# @ $328.00
16
 Strs 484# @ $294.00
20
 Strs 531# @ $280.00
24
 Strs 591# @ $271.00
75
 Strs 781# @ $240.00
26  Hfrs 341# @ $325.00
20  Hfrs 495# @ $269.00
12
  Hfrs  562# @ $251.00
10
  Hfrs  720# @ $231.00
57  Hfrs  827# @ $209.50
34 Replacement Hfrs 429# @ $332.50
19 Bulls 369# @ $314.00
37 Bulls 446# @ $274.00
19 Bulls 552# @ $264.00
220 Holstein Strs 731# @ $189.50


Our next feeder cattle special is Friday October 3rd. Please call the office for an on the farm appraisal.

 

BRED FEMALE Tues, Sept 9th:
VERY LARGE BRED COW AUCTION on Tues. Thank you so much to buyer & sellers. Selling breeding stock is serious business and we take it seriously. It something we’ve taken great pride in since our door first opened nearly 65 years ago. We understand the work & time commitment it takes in a cow herd. Here are some results.
Fall calving 1st calf Hfrs: $2400-$2675
Spring calving 1st calf Hfrs: $2400-$2600
Fall Breds: $2200-$2600
Spring Breds: $2000-$2350
Pairs: $2200-$3000

Next Bred Female/Pairs Auction is Tues, Sept 23rd


 

 

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