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What a beautiful and joyous Easter Sunday and a marvelous shower Monday morning to cap it off. Planters have been getting a little seed in the ground and most everyone seems ready to go. I had a chance to get pastures sprayed last week and I’m really looking forward to those greening up!! Spring is always a time to remind us that 3 times a day, 7 days a week we need a Farmer.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, April 16th:
Fed cattle auction Tuesday was smoking! Unfortunately by Good Friday things didn’t look so good. With the board heading south packers used that to their advantage. Feed yards seemed easier sellers at lower money and 3 week out deliveries. On paper I guess it makes sense. June cattle closed Thursday @ $134.37. With June just 6 marketing weeks away I’m guessing feeders are thinking cash is coming down to the board. But will it??? Lord knows we are keeping more hfrs back. They won’t be showing up in June marketing’s. Net beef exports sales set a new year high heading up 18% from the week before. Pork will be high priced. I’m hoping and thinking the June board is heading higher. If enough feed yards lose leverage with 3 week out deliveries maybe packers will get their way. Weigh cows/bulls were steady on the weigh cow special. We have weigh cow specials on Tues, May 6th & Tues, May 20th.

Fat Cattle (231 head):
Str. Top - $151.75
Str. Choice - $148-$151.75
Str. Select/Choice - $143-$147
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $151.50
Hfr. Choice - $148-$151.50
Hfr. Select/Choice - $143-$147
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $128-$136.25
Select Holsteins - $105-$120
Fat Hfrts. - $110-$130
Weigh Cows 281 head:  
Top Cows: $101-$105
Bulk: $90-$100
Low Yield: $75-$85
Premium Bulls: $127-$133
Bulk of Bulls: $118-$126
Cutting Bulls: $110-$130
Preg open hfrs: $130-$150
Hfrts: $110-$130

Feeder Cattle, Friday, April 11th:
Friday’s feeder auction was phenomenal. One of our larger runs in sometime. We offered over 3100 of some of the finest cattle you would ever see.  Here are some actual sales:
104  Hol Strs 434# @ $190.00
31  Strs 386# @ $268.00
22  Strs 398# @ $265.00
49  Strs 506# @ $241.00
18  Strs 562# @ $235.00
38  Strs 613# @ $223.00
13  Strs 616# @ $219.00
16  Strs 702# @ $192.75
13  Strs 755# @ $188.00
77  Strs 859# @ $180.50
12  Strs 848# @ $177.50
51  Hfrs 430# @ $233.00
105  Hfrs 537# @ $212.75
100  Hfrs 548# @ $210.00
24  Hfrs 615# @ $197.00
26  Hfrs 620# @ $200.00
16  Hfrs 708# @ $171.75
60  Hfrs 816# @ $164.75
34 Replacement Hfrs 831# @ $179.50

Special Calf/Yrlg  Friday April 25th @ 11am

BRED FEMALE WED, APRIL 16TH:
Great cow/Bull auction Wednesday. We kicked off with the Keller Windchime Bulls/Females. Angus bulls averaged $2815 & top Angus female went out the door at $3700. We had a great crowd for the female auction with top 1st calf hfr pairs at $2850, Top Bred Hfrs @ $2500. Once again thank you so much for all your support. Please note that all of our cow Specials will be on Tuesday throughout t

he balance of spring & summer. Here are the ranges.
1st calf hfr Pairs: $2500-$2850
Young Pairs: $2400-$2850
Med Age Pairs: $1900-$2425
Young Breds: $2000-$2500
Med Age Breds: $1700-$2300
Aged Breds: $1350-$1875
Fall Calves: $1600-$1850

Next Bred Female Auction Tuesday, April 29th @ 1:00pm

 

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