It’s Iowa beef expo week. I will be down there selling auctions for a few days. In addition we have several high quality bull auctions coming up in the next couple months. Just like choosing the right bag of seed, the genetic selections you make now will greatly affect what happens down the road. We were back in Omaha Friday night for another large scale benefit, 25 items raise $165,000.  Golfing for 2 at Pebble beach brings $18,000. I guess I’ll just watch it on tv!






Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Feb 5th:
Fed cattle on Tuesday were a couple of dollars stronger. Prosperity didn’t last long in the weigh cows. That market is such a nauseating experience!
Fat Cattle (223  head):
Str. Top - $125.50
Str. Choice - $121-$125.50
Str. Select/Choice - $118-$121
2-Ways - $no test
Hfr. Top - $125.50
Hfr. Choice - $121-$125.50
Hfr. Select/Choice - $117-$120
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$90
Weigh Cows 510 head):  
Fed Cows: $63-$66
Lean Cows: $46-$60
Low Yield: $38-$45
Premium Bulls: $76-$84
Bulk of Bulls: $67-$77
Cutting Bulls: $90-$113
Preg open hfrs: $104-$122
Hfrts: $no test

Bred Female Auction Wed Feb 6th:

Bred female bonanza auction on Wednesday was extremely active. We offered over 1200 head. Thank you to both buyers and sellers for making it such a successful auction! Here are some ranges. Front end first calf hfrs 1500-1775. Other 1st calvers 1250-1400. Young cows 1400-1875, medium age cows 850-1325, aged cows 650-900

Next Bred Cow Special
Tuesday, February 20th


Feeder Cattle Auction Fri, Feb 8th:

Feeders on our non-preconditioned auction Friday continued their very strong run. We sold just short of 1900 head and featured some outstanding strings. Weaning and vaccination status sure made big differences. A S always try and get those calves castrated and vaccinated. Big price differences. And we always recommend at least a 45 day weaned program if you can. Here are some results.
6  Strs 472# @ $183.00
18 Strs 535# @ $173.50
13 Strs 583# @ $167.00
77 Strs 652# @ $159.25
134 Strs 780# @ $152.25
58 Strs 825# @ $145.00
14 Hfrs 495# @ $156.00
22 Hfrs 567# @ $147.50
87 Hfrs 654# @ $144.50
104 Hfrs 725# @ $136.85
14 Hfrs 828# @ $125.00