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It’s been said countless times that the best part of the cattle business is the people in it. Getting to be part of feeding the world is a task we so graciously accept and feel very honored to be able to do so. Farmers and ranchers are a special group that God chose to do this work here! Every year we have a couple of Friday the 13th auctions. Besides being a very scary movie I think it made for excellent feeder auction day. We are now making plans for our Feb 1st Bred Female Auction. If you have bred stock to market please give us a call.

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows  Tues, Jan 10th:
Well lucky we had a nice run come in on Monday night because Tuesday morning the ice pretty much halted movement. Lucky the buyers made it and Fed cattle were near steady as were the weigh cows.
Fat Cattle (317 head):
Str. Top - $120
Str. Choice - $116-$120
Str. Select/Choice -$114-$116
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $119.25
Hfr. Choice - $115-$119.25
Hfr. Select/Choice -$113-$115
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $no test
Weigh Cows 227 head):  
High Yielding: $62-$68
Bulk: $52-$62
Low Yield: $30-$50
Premium Bulls: $86-$90
Bulk of Bulls: $74-$85
Low Yielding Bulls: $65-$70
Preg open hfrs: $100-$115
Hfrts: $65-$80

Feeder Cattle, Fri, Jan 13th:
We sold over 3100 head of precondition feeders on our lucky Friday the 13th auction. Once again thank you to all the buyers and sellers for making it such a success. The market was steady to $2 higher from the previous week.
Here are some actual sales.
18 Strs 512# @ $171.00
12 Strs 588# @ $158.00
23 Strs 593# @ $158.00
28 Strs 603# @ $152.00
28 Strs 633# @ $156.25
15 Strs 702# @ $141.00
31 Strs 726# @ $139.25
33 Strs 801# @ $140.25
72 Strs 911# @ $136.00
10 Hfrs 478# @ $146.50
16 Hfrs 522# @ $142.00
13 Hfrs 581# @ $139.50
24 Hfrs 606# @ $135.50
19 Hfrs 609# @ $137.50
12 Hfrs 675# @ $132.00
15 Hfrs 693# @ $133.00
15 Hfrs 784# @ $126.00
63 Bwf replacement Hfrs 802# @ $133.00

If you have calves or yrlings to market please give us a call for an on the farm appraisal. Next auctions are Friday,  Jan 20th @ 11am. And Western Iowa Precondition calf/yrlg on  Friday, Jan 27th @ 11am

Bred Female/Pairs Jan 4th:
Sold right at 1100 breds on our New Year’s Bred Female Auction. Quality was outstanding and the arena was packed full of buyers. 5-10 head seemed to be the number for the day as most people looked like they were replacing some opens and taking a trailer load home. There were over 650 head of first & second calf hfrs and the average price was close to $1800. We had 1 fancy set of BWF open replacement hfrs weighing 700# @ $990/hd and 25 Red Angus hfrs 572# @ $960/hd. Here are the ranges on the cows:
Majority 1st Calvers: $1650-$1850. Most 2nd calvers $1775-$1900 with a top of $1950. Solid mouth Cows most $1100-$1300, Aged Cows $800-$1000. We really appreciate your business. We love the cow business and really enjoy working with you in your selection needs.

Next Bred Female sale is Wed, Jan 18th @ 11am


 
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