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What a beautiful run of the “Indian Summer” we are experiencing. Hopefully corn is drying down a bunch and reducing harvesting expenses. I always enjoy seeing fed cattle explode on new crop corn. I was looking at some nice 1300# steers the other day on a self-feeder and the producer had mentioned how much his consumptions had gone up. These have been the 4 pounds a day and 2 pounds a night kind of feeding days. That’s what I love about feeding in the fall. Good luck to all the area Football, Volleyball & Cross Country teams as they make their way through the playoffs. Our local football team Boyer Valley won their first every district championship. Congratulations to the Bulldogs! Well there is 1 more week of disgusting political advertising. It’s really a shame what the Washington, and sometimes state political scene has turned into. The attack ads, funded by nameless groups, have ruined the political landscape in my opinion. I hope you’re not so discouraged to not vote. Having the right to vote, and taking the time to exercise that right, is one of the great liberties we are afforded. Take it safe and have a great fall.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Oct 21st:
Fed cattle had a stronger undertone. A sign of things to come?? Weigh cows were a tad softer but still a great market during what usually is fall pressure. I’m expecting feeding cows to really dominate the market with corn so much cheaper and feeder cattle relatively high.  Weigh cows specials on Nov 14 & Nov 18th.

Fat Cattle (278 head):
Str. Top - $166.50
Str. Choice - $162-$166.50
Str. Select/Choice - $158-$161
2-Ways - $165-$173
Hfr. Top - $163.50
Hfr. Choice - $162-$163.250
Hfr. Select/Choice - $158-$161
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $135-$145
Weigh Cows 215 head):  
Top Cows: $119-$125
Bulk: $105-$118
Low Yield: $90-$100
Premium Bulls: $no test
Bulk of Bulls: $125-$139
Cutting Bulls: $150-$180
Preg open hfrs: $190-$210
Hfrts: $135-$175

Feeder Cattle, Fri, Oct 17th:
We sold 1967 feeders Friday on a very active market. Despite a week of very cruddy futures we were very impressed how cattle feeders supported the market. The 550-625# strs would be lower but the rest of the market was near steady form 2 weeks ago. Here some actual sales:

21  Strs 446# @ $347.50
 Strs 527# @ $303.00
 Strs 600# @ $270.00
 Strs 603# @ $271.00
 Strs 783# @ $240.00
 Strs 900# @ $225.25
16  Hfrs 479# @ $315.00
16  Hfrs 511# @ $270.00
11  Hfrs  605# @ $253.00
103  Hfrs  651# @ $245.50
  Hfrs  701# @ $241.10
19  Hfrs  815# @ $219.75
87  Hfrs  973# @ $209.00

Western Iowa Precondition Calf/Yrlg sale Friday, October 31st @ 11am
Our next feeder cattle special is Friday November 7th. Please call the office for an on the farm appraisal.


Despite a very small harvest crowd our cow special was fantastic. Quality was very good. Here are some results:
1st calf Hfrs $2500-$2800
Fall Breds: $2400-$2800
Fall Pairs: $2650-$3200
Thank you so much for all your support. We live & love the cow business!

Next Bred Female/Pairs Auction is Tues, Nov 4th



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