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Please note our Tuesday, July 5th auction will be as scheduled except for the starting sale time. We will kick off fed cattle & weigh cows at 11am instead of our regular 9am start. You are welcome to bring cattle in Sunday July 3rd, anytime Monday, July 4th or Tues. morning July 5th. We will be expecting a very active weigh cow market. I hope you have all your beef ready to go and your grills fired up for a fantastic weekend. We’ll see you Monday night, the 4th, in Westphalia for their parish auction. Our sympathy goes out to the friends & relatives of Norman Peterson from Ute who passed away this past week.  Norman loved the cattle feeding business and I always respected him so much as a man of hard work, outstanding character, and just a passion for production agriculture. Rest in peace sir!

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, June 21st:
We had a super run of fed cattle, largest in some time. There has been tons of pressure on the fed cattle in the past week and our prices reflected it. Weigh cow market was better on our special. Next weigh cow special Tues, July 12th.
Fat Cattle (447 head):
Str. Top - $119.35
Str. Choice - $116-$119.35
Str. Select/Choice -$114-$116
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $119.75
Hfr. Choice - $116-$119.75
Hfr. Select/Choice -$114-$116
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $100-$103
Select Holsteins - $88-$94
Fat Hfrts. - $no test
Weigh Cows 329 head):
Top Cows: $83-$92
Bulk: $74-$82
Low Yield: $60-$70
Premium Bulls: $105-$114
Bulk of Bulls: $94-$104
Cutting Bulls: $90-$105
Preg open hfrs: $105-$120
Hfrts: $85-$100

Feeder Cattle Fri, June 24th: 
We had 1000 feeders on Friday. We had a nice group of buyers and the market was fairly aggressive despite a lower under tone of the futures. With corn heading lower during the week, I was sure thinking Friday’s auction would be really active. Who would have thought that England would vote to leave the European Union and thus send shock waves through out financial sector? When you do business on a global scale I guess we should expect global consequences.  Here are some actual sales from Friday.
21 Strs 456# @ $192.00
28 Strs 550# @ $170.00
60 Strs 772# @ $141.50
81 Strs 864# @ $139.25
126 Strs 933# @ $133.75
29 Hfrs 520# @ $157.00
75 Hfrs 739# @ $140.00
69 Hfrs 752# @ $137.75
25 Hfrs 885# @ $130.25

If you have calves or yrlings to market please give us a call for an on the farm appraisal. Next auction is Tuesday, July 12th.

Bred Female/Pairs June 21st:
We had great attendance on our cow & breeding bull special . We had just short of 600 head of breds & pairs and an additional 52 head of breeding bulls. Thank you so much to all of the consignors & buyers for making this auction such a good one.
Young Pairs $1800-2100
Med Age Pairs: $1500-1800
Young Springers: $1400-1700
Young Fall bred: $1400-$1800
Bulls: most $1500-$2000, with a $3000 top.

  Like I’ve always said we love the cow business! Thank you again. We have cow special on July 12th