Sullivan Farms hosted their annual production sale this Sunday. Despite a freak snowstorm, the crowds were huge & the market was red hot. John & DeDe Sullivan’s business Sullivan Supply & Sullivan Farms is a very important part of our community. We are darn lucky to have them! Speaking of things we are happy to have let’s talk about the Dunlap Fire & Rescue department. They are in the process of completing a new fire station. To help with some of the finishing touches there will be a fundraiser in town on Saturday, December 8th. In addition $50 raffle tickets are being sold for a chance at $10,000.00 grand prize. They are available in the office. Let’s hope we have a full sunny week for some harvest!

***Attention Fed Cattle Sellers****

Starting Jan 1st, Tyson Foods will require their fed cattle sellers to be Beef Quality Assurance certified. We will be hosting a BQA certification meeting Thursday, November 29th at 6pm. Hamburger meal provided starting at 5pm. This event is free of charge and will satisfy the requirements asked by Tyson Foods. Any questions please call the office.



Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tues, Oct 9th:

Nice run of market stock again this week. USDA called the fed cattle $.25-1

.25 higher. Weigh cow trade was just like last week with front end fed cows strong & lean cows weaker but again supported by cows going back to feed!

Fat Cattle (263 head):

Str. Top - $109.50
Str. Choice - $107-$109.50
Str. Select/Choice - $105-$106
2-Ways – $110-$113
Hfr. Top - $109.25
Hfr. Choice - $106-$109.25
Hfr. Select/Choice - $105-$106
2-Ways - $no test
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$95
Weigh Cows 290 head):
Top Cows: $66-$73
Bulk: $57-$65
Low Yield: $45-$55
Premium Bulls: $83-$86

Bulk of Bulls: $77-$85
Cutting Bulls: $85-$110
Preg open hfrs: $110-$130
Hfrts: $70-$90

Bred Female Auction, Tues, Oct 9th:

We had 240 head on our cow special with a market much stronger than the previous 6 weeks.
Young Breds: $1300-1550
Med Age Breds: $900-1200
Young Pairs: $1400-1750

Med Age Pairs: $1100-1525

Next Bred Cow Special
Tuesday, October 23rd

Feeder Cattle Auction Fri, Oct 5th:

Friday’s calf/yrlg auction was dominated by several outstanding strings of reputation calves. Over 1400 head went through the ring. Despite muddy yard conditions, and a forecast that doesn’t look to help that situation very well, buyers were very active in their approach. I’m happy to report that nearly 100% of the calves had their green tag fall vaccination program, many with boosters. Here are a few actual sales.
26 Strs 451# @ $207.50
46 Strs 524# @ $189.50
45 Strs 574# @ $182.00
29 Strs 614# @ $180.25
58 Strs 720# @ $167.00
17 Strs 816# @ $160.25
30 Strs 874# @ $153.85
23 Hfrs 403# @ $180.00
44 Hfrs 500# @ $164.00
13 Hfrs 533# @ $167.00
10 Hfrs 561# @ $165.00
28 Hfrs 559# @ $158.75
21 Hfrs 843# @ $145.50

**** Please note our first Western Iowa Preconditioned Calf/Yrlg Auction of the year is Friday, October 26th. Calves need to be weaned by September 26th to qualify. *****