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Next Friday will be our first Western Iowa precondition auction of the year. Remember all calves vaccinated & weaned. Quality will be outstanding. Bean harvest is moving along quite well. Local yields are outstanding with lots of 60 bu/acre plus. Let’s hope corn is the same. We had great news here this past week in our school district. The Boyer Valley School board has voted to start an FFA program in our school system. I’m a big believer in FFA. It’s a wonderful program and I’m so excited to have it here locally, I want to send a big shout out to our school board and administration for taking this big step forward. Finally our kids have their last regular season game of the year Friday night in Woodbine. Boyer Valley vs. Woodbine is always a shootout. Hope to see you Friday night 7pm in Woodbine!

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Oct 14th:
The fat cattle trade came out swinging on Tuesday despite drastically lower futures. 1st pot load of strs. weighed 1483# @ $163.75 and right behind them a pot load of 1527# strs. fetched $163.50. Right at $2500 for a market str is pretty nice. The weigh cows were stronger again. With cheaper corn there is quite a presence in buying these feeding cows. That alone will keep cow packers scrambling.

Fat Cattle (289 head):
Str. Top - $164.50
Str. Choice - $160-$164.50
Str. Select/Choice - $155-$160
2-Ways - $165-$170
Hfr. Top - $163.50
Hfr. Choice - $160-$163.250
Hfr. Select/Choice - $155-$160
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $140-$146.50
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $125-$145
Weigh Cows 158 head):  
Top Cows: $120-$130
Bulk: $110-$120
Low Yield: $90-$105
Premium Bulls: $no test
Bulk of Bulls: $125-$137
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.


Tuesday’s bred Hfrs & cow auction was just plain awesome. The quality was incredible and the market rewarded & responded to such a great display. The bred 1st calf hfrs topped at $3000. And there were 159 hfrs in the first 2 big strings that averaged $2858. The fall pairs topped at $3600 with several good pairs $3000-$3400. Several fall calving cows were in the $2200-$2600 range and probably look like a pretty darn good buy. Thank you so much for all your support. We live & love the cow business!

Next Bred Female/Pairs Auction is Tues, Oct 21st



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