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Mother Nature reared her ugly head on Thursday and Friday unleashing a wave on a majority of the state. I had an auction Saturday in Minnesota and my drive on Friday night was one of my least enjoyable trips of my driving career. However the weekend shaped up not all that bad and the sunshine was very much welcomed. I’m guessing we won’t be lucky enough to retire Mr. Winter just yet; however spring is just 3 weeks away! It was great seeing everybody out at the cattleman’s banquets this past Saturday. We really appreciate all the volunteers that work so hard promoting our great industry.

Please note the feeder special for Friday, March 10th 
has been moved to Tuesday, March 14th @ 12:30pm.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows  Tues, Feb 21st:
We had a very aggressive fed cattle and weigh cow auction Tuesday, Maybe the packers smelled something was up as the fed cattle board rallied on Wednesday causing packers to scramble to get their needs met. There is no doubt that packers are in a short term scrambling mode to fill their current needs. Weigh cows were stronger also. Weigh cow specials on Tues, March 14 and Tues, April 4th.

Fat Cattle (268 head):
Str. Top - $121.25
Str. Choice - $118-$121.25
Str. Select/Choice - $115-$117
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $122
Hfr. Choice - $118-$122
Hfr. Select/Choice - $115-$117
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $no test
Weigh Cows 218 head):  
Top Cows: $66-$73
Bulk: $57-$66
Low Yield: $45-$55
Premium Bulls: $93-$100
Bulk of Bulls: $87-$95
Cutting Bulls: $90-$105
Preg open hfrs: $100-$115
Hfrts: $80-$90

Feeder Cattle, Fri, Feb 24th:
Despite a freakish winter storm and a feeder board that went down near the limit, we actually had a very nice auction on Friday. We offered 1700 head and thanks to the buyers who braved the cruddy conditions to participate.
Here are some actual sales.
73 Strs 611# @ $150.00
26 Strs 696# @ $139.00
336 Strs 867# @ $123.00
54 Hfrs 497# @ $147.00
220 Hfrs 751# @ $122.00
377 Holstein Strs 835# @ $82.50

If you have calves or yrlings to market please give us a call for an on the farm appraisal. Next auctions are  Western Iowa Precondition calf/yrlg on  Friday, March 3rd @ 11am and Special Calf/Yrlg Tues March 14th  @ 12:30 pm

Bred Female Wed, Feb 15th:
Wednesday’s Cow auction was remarkable. A crowd that was stuffed to the rafters. We sold 1886 head making it the largest in a few years. The market was outstanding & hats off to our consignors for bringing such a nice set.

Here are some ranges
Top Two Oaks Red Angus bull brought $5000.00
Majority 1st calf Hfrs $1700-$1950
Young Cows: $1600-$2200
Med Age Cows: $1100-$1400 w/$1750 top
Aged Cows: $800-$1100
Some of these shorter bred Cows & Hfrs don’t look too bad at $1250-1400, calving May-June

Next Bred Female sale is Wed, March 1st @ 11am