JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-27-21

He was 80 if he was a day. A little crippled up, bent over and walking with a cane. The young c-store clerk dutifully asked him for ID before selling him a pack of smokes. Kinda amusing. Sold 505 head today. It continues to be a buyer’s market. Many good cows...

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-20-21

Had a beautiful, beautiful million dollar land rain! Definitely a buyer’s market today. Many cows sold 850- 1300. Supreme fresh cows 1700- 2000NT. Springing heifers 1000- 1250. Top 1500 Allard Meverden, Wittenberg. Open Holstein heifers mostly 70- 90/lb. Package...

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-14-21

Helped play ball at the school picnic. I’m not as fast as I used to be but I was fast enough to get my face in front of a wicked bouncer. Probably time for new glasses anyway and the black eye made a nice conversation starter. Excellent quality dairy cows today...

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-6-21

You can now watch our auctions live on CattleUSA.com!! Top dairy cows today 2200 Joseph Hochstetler, Auburndale. 2175, 2075, 2000 Srnka Farms, Algoma WI. Better fresh cows 1300- 1800. Many decent cows 900- 1250. Plain and blemished cows 875 and down. Springing heifers...

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-29-21

The cattle were being contrary. The trucker and the farmer were saying bad words by the bushel. All to no avail. I considered telling them to recite the 23rd Psalm or the Gettysburg Address see if that works any better. It certainly wouldn’t have worked any...