MARKET COMMENTARY:

It’s the time of year as we are having several cow auctions. What a great time to add genetics to your herd. There will be 4 nice Bred Hfr & Cow auctions in December! Tis past week we lost 2 dear Friends and customers here at the auction. Mark Harper from Woodbine & Maynard Holverson from Moorhead passed away. Our hearts hurt & we send out our very best to all their families and friends.
Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tuesday, November 17th:

Fed Cattle/Weigh Cows Tuesday, Nov 17th:

Fed cattle were steady to $1 higher. Cutouts are continuing to rise and so the disparity to between packer profits and producers net income continue to widen. We need M-COOL and we need to quick. Weigh cows were lower as supplies are huge around the country. Seasonal numbers should slow down pretty quick. That market needs some help.
Fat Cattle (533 head):
Str. Top - $108.75
Str. Choice - $104-$108.75
Str. Select/Choice - $100-$104
2-Ways - $108-$112.50
Hfr. Top - $109.50
Hfr. Choice - $104- $109.50
Hfr. Select/Choice - $100-$103
2-Ways - $108-111.00
Choice Holsteins - $no test
Select Holsteins - $no test
Fat Hfrts. - $80-$90
Weigh Cows 340 head):  
Fed Cows: $63-$74
Bulk Cows: $47-$55
Low Yield: $30-45
High Yielding Bulls: $80-$84
Bulk of Bulls: $70-$80
Cutting Bulls: $80-$90
Preg open hfrs: $105-$120
Hfrts: $70-$85

Bred Female/Pairs Auction Tuesday November 10th:
We had a fantastic cow auction on Tuesday selling 700 cows & calves. A very aggressive buying crowd was on hand.  Here are a some ranges.

10 Spring calving Bred Hfrs: $1450-1650.00
Broken mouth spring bred Cows: $750-$875
Solid mouth Spring bred Cows: $1000-$1300
Young Fall calving Bred Cows: $1200-$1400

Fall Pairs: $1400-$1700

Feeder Cattle Auction: Fri, Nov 20th:

We sold right at 2000 calf/yrlgs on Friday. Yrling market was red hot. Calves were all over the board with factors like weaning, vaccinations & flesh condition determining price. Here are a few results.
20  Strs 476# @ $166.00
7   Strs 517# @ $155.50
152 Strs 744# @ $151.25
132 Strs 854# @ $145.00
66 Strs 853# @ $145.25
62 Strs 942# @ $135.50
21 Hfrs 473# @ $149.00
25 Hfrs 742# @ $139.00
41 Hfrs 747# @ $140.00
19 Hfrs 917# @ $123.10