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Last week was a super marketing week here with weigh cow special on Tuesday, Bred Cow/Pairs/Bull special on Wednesday and the big precondition auction on Friday. Thank you to our crew for a great job done! Boy did we get a bunch of moisture this weekend. Never one to be happy I sure wish it was quite a bit warmer out. I have cold & wet baby calves. This sun on Monday morning is nice but it’s too darn cold. We all want to send out our deepest sympathy to the Wegner family of Panama on the passing of their patriarch, Herbie. Buyer #53 was a great friend to all of us. Boy did he love a good set of bulls! In addition Neal Gorham of rural Soldier passed away this week.  A great supporter of the Monona County and Iowa Cattleman Associations. Our industry lost a good friend!

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Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, April 14th:
We had a nice run of fed cattle and they sold on a very active market. Limit lower futures on 4-10 enabled packers to use some leverage and buy them cheaper. Large run on weigh ups on the weigh cow special. It sure felt like maybe they were tad higher. We’ve seen some strength with guys wanting to feed some weigh cows and in addition we’ve had a new packer participating and that always helps. Special weigh cow sales on Tues, April 28th, May 5 & 19th.

Fat Cattle (233 head):
Str. Top - $160.75
Str. Choice - $158-$160.75
Str. Select/Choice - $155-$157
2-Ways - $160-$165
Hfr. Top - $162
Hfr. Choice - $158-$162
Hfr. Select/Choice - $155-$157
2-Ways - $157-$164
Choice Holsteins - $145-$151
Select Holsteins - $135-$145
Fat Hfrts. - $125-$140
Weigh Cows 335 head):  
Top Cows: $114-$120
Bulk: $100-$115
Low Yield: $90-$100
Premium Bulls: $147-$155
Bulk of Bulls: $137-$147
Cutting Bulls: $140-$170
Preg open hfrs: $160-$180
Hfrts: $135-$175

FEEDER CATTLE, Fri, April 17th:
Limit lower feeder futures didn’t do a darn thing to dampen the moods of feeders & grass operators trying to fill needs on our last precondition auction of the season. We sold near 2300 head on a higher and very active market. Western grazers charged ahead on the grass weight steers and hfrs. Here are some actual sales. Thank you to the precondition bard for a great season!!
21 Strs 323# @ $400.00
16 Strs 386# @ $373.50
37 Strs 424# @ $364.00
10 Strs 524# @ $300.00
17 Strs 601# @ $275.50
30 Strs 628# @ $260.50
14 Strs 728# @ $253.00
17 Strs 721# @ $246.50
27 Strs 805# @ $215.50
45 Strs 904# @ $200.00
18 Holstein Strs 609# @ $191.75
37 Holstein Strs 719# @ $187.25
28 Hfrs 415# @ $304.00
10 Hfrs 501# @ $261.50
42 Hfrs 520# @ $258.00
148 Hfrs 529# @ $253.75
34 Hfrs 631# @ $231.50
12 Hfrs 674# @ $228.00
22 Hfrs 701# @ $217.00
16 Hfrs 734# @ $215.00
Replacement Hfrs:

46 Hfrs 768# @ $227.00
20 Hfrs 775# @ $224.00
28 Hfrs 804# @ $217.00

Our next feeder cattle special is Friday April 24th. Please call the office for an on the farm appraisal.

 

BRED FEMALE Wed, April 15th:
We started off the cow auction Wednesday with the Keller Windchime Angus sale. What a set of bulls! Top seller went out the door at $10,000.00 and the bulls averaged $4000. Female trade was very active with the top Keller pairs at $4400. We started the commercials with 17 Fancy 1st calf  Bwf Pairs that traded $3450-$3550. Here are the ranges. Please note we have cow/bull specials on Tuesday, April 28, May 5 & 19th
1st calf Hfr Pairs: $3000-$3550
Young Pairs: $2700-$3300
Med Age Pairs: $2450-$3000
Young Spring Breds: $2200-$2700

 

Next Bred Female/Pairs Auction is Tuesday, April 28th @ 11am


 

 

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