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Don’t forget our big special Western Iowa Precondition Auction this Friday at 11am. Several nice strings of reputation all weaned & vac. calves. December is an active month for us with 14 livestock sales here. If you have any livestock to market please call, we’d love to stop out and take a look. I hope you all had any enjoyable Thanksgiving. The prime rib we had was awesome. The weather was a completely different story. Hopefully this mess will freeze up quickly and we won’t see any more moisture till April.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Nov 17th:
We had an excellent Thanksgiving week fed cattle auction marketing just short of 500 head. The market was tad stronger than 1 week ago with a few big cattle to clean up yet. Probably the first week in a few months that weigh cows weren’t cheaper. However they weren’t much higher either. I’ve been wrong so much on the weigh cow trade maybe it’s time to tell you they’ll never be higher again. Let’s hope I’m wrong again soon!!
Fat Cattle (
473 head):
Str. Top - $123.75
Str. Choice - $120-$123.75
Str. Select/Choice -$118-$121
2-Ways - $124-$130
Hfr. Top - $124
Hfr. Choice - $120-$124
Hfr. Select/Choice -$117-$120
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $110-$115
Select Holsteins - $100-$105
Fat Hfrts. - $no test
Weigh Cows 195 head):  
Top Cows: $80-$90
Bulk: $65-$77
Low Yield: $55-$65
Premium Bulls: $105-$108
Bulk of Bulls: $90-$105
Cutting Bulls: $110-$130
Preg open hfrs: $120-$140
Hfrts: $85-$115

We have 3'X3' large square bales of Bluestem Prairie grass hay available. We can sell by the bale or semi load. Please contact the office.

Feeder Cattle Fri, Nov 20th:
Friday’s trade was sure hurt by our first winter storm and a very depressing week in the fed cattle market. I will continue to believe some of these light calves look like a good buy. Prices Friday were discounted severely with no current fall shots. The green tag remains the very best option. Here are some actual sales.
24 Strs 442# @ $231.00
15 Strs 483# @ $212.00
11 Strs 524# @ $201.00
12 Strs 544# @ $201.00
26 Strs 583# @ $186.00
85 Strs 799# @ $172.00
12 Strs 830# @ $174.00
10 Bulls 545# @ $179.00
7   Bulls 650# @ $167.00
4   Hfrs 391# @ $210.00
10 Hfrs 421# @ $193.00
16 Hfrs 503# @ $176.00
23 Hfrs 505# @ $181.00
20 Hfrs 581# @ $177.00
21 Hfrs 658# @ $168.00
122 Hfrs 783# @ $157.50
14 Hfrs 816# @ $157.50

Western Iowa Precondition Auction Friday, Dec 4th.

Next Feeder Special is Friday, Dec 11th if you have calves or yrlings to market please give us a call for an on the farm appraisal.

Bred Female/Pairs Tues, Nov 17th:
We sold 750 bred cows, bred hfrs & cow/calf pairs Tuesday on a market that remains under pressure. It was our largest crowd in some time and buyer activity was very good. However with all the pressure on feeder cattle and weigh cows the breds well be cheaper. Here are some results. Great trade on the fall pairs.

Young Pairs $2400-$2700
1st calf Hfrs $1500-$1825
Young Cows $1600-$2000
Med Age Cows $1300-1650
Aged Cows $900-$1300

We have several female auctions coming up. If you have any bred stock to move please let us know for an on the farm appraisal.

Our next cow special is on Wed, Dec 2nd.