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As we move into December it is sure nice to have our cattle markets slowly trending higher, We’ve got fed cattle at levels that we could have some profitability in a few of these finished cattle. What a welcome change. Our choice $4.99/lb New York strip loin was a hit on Thanksgiving. Gosh I think that is value. If you want to know what to give away for Christmas that would have to be as good as it could get. I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. Living in this great country has to be as great a gift as I have ever been given! I received this note title Black Friday. Black Friday: because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.. How fitting!

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Nov 22nd:
Fed cattle traded higher again on a really nice run. The weigh cows may have been a freckle higher and I’m sure hoping we’ll have a chance to move them higher as we head into December. We will have special weigh cow auctions on Tuesday, Dec 6th, 20th and 27th. People accuse us of having plenty of bull around here. We darn sure did Tuesday with 61 weigh up bulls!!
Fat Cattle (365 head):
Str. Top - $105
Str. Choice - $102-$105
Str. Select/Choice -$100-$102
2-Ways - $108-$111.75
Hfr. Top - $105.25
Hfr. Choice - $102-$105.25
Hfr. Select/Choice -$100-$102
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $75-$82
Fat Hfrts. - $no test
Weigh Cows 391 head):  
High Yielding: $60-$70
Bulk: $50-$60
Low Yield: $40-$50
Premium Bulls: $84-$88
Bulk of Bulls: $73-$83
Low Yielding Bulls: $65-$70
Preg open hfrs: $95-$106
Hfrts: $65-$80

Feeder Cattle Fri, Nov 18th: 
Friday’s feeders were sold on a stronger market, especially the hfrs. Feeders are nearly $15 off their lows on the board. Let’s hope we keep that up! Here are some actual sales.
10 Strs 364# @ $175.00
19 Strs 437# @ $161.00
15 Strs 483# @ $150.00
19 Strs 507# @ $144.25
18 Strs 552# @ $142.50
20 Strs 586# @ $136.75
16 Hfrs 459# @ $136.00
29 Hfrs 477# @ $134.00
15 Hfrs 517# @ $130.50
13 Hfrs 572# @ $126.00
16 Hfrs 640# @ $120.00

If you have calves or yrlings to market please give us a call for an on the farm appraisal. Next auction is Friday, December 2nd @ 11am.

Bred Female/Pairs Nov 22nd:
Our cow auction Tuesday was just a barn burner. One of the larger November runs in years with over 1100 head and a crowd that had every seat filled. Thank you so much to buyers and sellers. We led the auction off with an outstanding dispersal of 2nd calf hfrs. that brought $1875. The next 2 bunches were the Rwf & Bwf bred hfrs. Both sets represent as good as we can sell. There were over 200 head in those 2 consignments and the average price was$1767/hd. We had one set of fancy fall pairs that averaged over $1850/pair with a $2025 top. Several of the solid mouth cows traded in the $1000-$1300 range and the broken mouth cows were $850-$1000/hd. Our next cow special is Wed, Dec 7th and we have some outstanding sets already listed.

  Like I’ve always said we love the cow business! Thank you again. We have cow special on Wednesday, December 7th


 
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