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Market Report for Feb 8th 2024 (Loyal)

Light test on dairy cows with a very active market on consigned cows. 2500, 2100 Weaver, Colby. 2350, 2100 Kenneth Martin, Colby. 2200 Alvin E Miller, Cashton. 2050, 1950 LLM Dairy, Ringle. Holstein springing heifers continue to be in high demand with most heifers selling 1900-2200. 2300, 2275, 2225, 2200, 2175, 2150, 2125, 2125, 2100 Clements Custom Ag, Coon Valley. 2150 Rob Korth, Hewitt. 2050 Kenneth Martin, Colby. Open Holsteins heifers 1.45-1.80/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves150-200 with one extreme top at 400 Kenneth Martin, Colby. Feeder Cattle sold very well on the near 200 head consigned. (6) Blk strs 553 lbs @ 2.87. (4) blk & red strs 591 @ 2.70. (12) Angus cross strs 500 @ 2.65. (10) Angus cross strs 613 @ 2.55. (3) blk strs 808 @ 2.11. (5) Fleckvieh strs 728 @ 1.88. (18) Holstein strs 452 @ 1.87. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 540-650. Holstein bull calves mostly 310-410. Choice Holstein fed cattle 1.47-1.56. Beef cross 1.63-1.72. Market bulls 1.05-1.23. Breeding bulls 1300-1650. Market cows mostly 87-98 with good fat cows 98-1.12 and one extreme good Holstein cow 1765 lbs @ 1.36. Thanks again all buyers, sellers, and truckers for making this all possible!!

Market Report for Feb 5th Fed Cattle Auction

Calves sold on a very aggressive market. Beef cross bull and heifer calves mostly 650 to 750 with a top of 790 consigned by Alvin Hoover, Curtiss. Holstein bull calves mostly 320 to 450 top 470 Paul Nolt, Curtiss. 298 fed cattle on a higher market. Beef steers and heifers mostly 1.68-1.77 with several individuals 1.78-1.84. Beef x Dairy cross 1.60-1.69. Holsteins 1.50-1.62, top 1.65. Some representative sales. Dorcas Raber Blk hfr 1402 @ 1.84. Jeffrey Oberholtzer Red str 1682 @ 1.80 and 2 Char strs 1423 @ 177.50. Moxie Cattle 10 Angus cross strs 1468 @ 1.69. John Yoder 4 Angus cross strs 1491 @ 1.69. Duane Mast 9 XBRD strs 1822 @ 164.75. Hubcrest Farm Hol str 1712 @ 1.65 and 1656 @ 1.59. Ryan Wirth Hol str 1596 @ 1.62. Dennis Martin 6 Hol strs 1605 @ 150.75. Butcher cows sold steady to higher. Only 8 cows under 80 cents and 30% of the cows sold 1.00-1.15. Market bulls 1.14-1.28 with an Angus bull 2178 lbs @ 1.34. Thanks again for all your continued support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-1-24 (Loyal)

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Springish weather, good cattle and a large crowd made for a nice sale. Top dairy cows 3000, 2850, 2750, 2750, 2700, 2600, 2500, 2450, 2400, 2400, Laban Bowser, Owen. 2850, 2800 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. 2700 Andy Hershberger, Westby. 2650, 2600, 2550, 2400 Gerard Weisenbeck, Durand. 2600 Viaduct Holsteins, Greenwood. 2500 Matthew Horst, Owen. 2400 Breezy Hill Acres, Fennimore. Springing Holstein heifers 1900-2250. Opens 1.40-1.85/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 160-210/head. Breeding bulls 1275-1700. Market bulls 1.03-1.16. Choice Holstein steers 1.47-1.59. Crossbreds up to 1.69. 5 Holstein steers 44 lbs @ 1.75. 8 Holstein steers 464 lbs @ 1.65. 6 Red steers 661 lbs @ 2.30. 3 black steers 477 lbs @ 252.50. Holstein bull calves 320-510. Beef cross calves mostly 600-750. 20% of market cows sold 97-1.11. Another 50% sold 83-96. Certified organic market cows 1.26-1.40. 3x4x8 western wheat 175-200. 3x4x8 grass 160-170. 3x3x8 alfalfa grass mix 95-115. Rounds and squares grass 55-90. Baleage 40-85. Small squares grass 3-5.75. Western wheat straw 3x4x8 90-105. As always, Thank you for your business!!

Market Report For 1-11-24 (Loyal)

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care. It appears winter has officially arrived!! Sold 115 dairy cattle on a steady to slightly softer market. Top dairy cows 2450, 2200 Welch-Edge Holsteins, Viroqua. 2450,2400,2350 Corey Persons, St Charles, MN. Holstein springing heifers 1775-2000. Top 2100 Al Swoboda, Gilman. Open Holstein heifers 1.10-1.40/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 120-180/head. Light test on feeder cattle. 7 Angus steers 399 lbs @ 252.50. 3 red baldy steers 568 lbs @ 2.30. 2 Angus x Holstein steers 718 lbs @ 2.01. 5 Holstein steers 890 lbs @ 1.28. Choice and prime Holstein steers 1.39-1.45. Cross bred steers 1.52-1.64 with a top of 1.70 from Herman Miller Jr, Spencer. Had 4 big market bulls weighing 1890-2035 sold from 1.03-1.16. Holstein bull calves mostly 335-420. Top 440 Raymond High, Neillsville. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 550-660. Top 675 Jolan Zimmerman, Neillsville. Butcher cows slightly lower than earlier in the week. Main run sold 82-93 with a top of 1.03. Organic market cows sold 1.35-1.52. Thanks again for your support and your business!! Stay warm and safe!!

Market Report for Special Fed Cattle Sale 1-1-24

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! 432 head of fat cattle sold on a steady market. All prices listed are on cattle coming to the barn day of sale. Top sellers were a set of 4 blk strs 1574 lbs @ 1.72 consigned by Todd Orr, Waupaca. (8) Blk and Red strs 1453 lbs @ 1.70 Paul Kubisiak, Amherst. Most of the good beef strs and hfrs sold 1.63 to 1.68. Beef x Dairy cross strs and hfrs were mostly 1.57 to 1.62 with several larger groups 160-162. Holstein strs and hfrs 1.44 to 1.55. Thank you to all the buyers, sellers, and truckers for your support!! Next special fed cattle sale is Feb 5th. Please have your cattle here by noon if possible!! If you have any questions on marketing cattle please give us a call at (715) 773-2240.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-14-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! Good dairy cows continue selling strong. Top 2650 Marvin Reiff, Withee. 2650 Marlin Weaver, Unity. 2500 Jermaine Martin, Colby. More good cows 1500- 2200. Springing Holstein heifers 1800-2200. Opens 1.25-1.65/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 110-160/hd. Breeding bulls 800-1400. Market bulls 97-1.08. Choice Holstein steers 1.44-1.50. Cross breds up to 1.60. Holstein feeder steers 136-180. Four head 716 lbs @ 1.57. Cross bred up to 2.20. Five blk hfrs 413 lbs @ 2.20. Four Ang x Hol strs 603 lbs @ 187.50. Holstein bull calves 230-400. Beef cross calves 400-540. 20% of market cows sold 76-89. Top 1.02. Another 50% sold 61-75. Organic market cows 135-151. 3x4x8 western alfalfa 210-240. 3x3x8 alfalfa 110-140. Rounds and squares grass 65-90. Small rounds first crop grass 30-45. Baleage 45-85. 3x4x8 wheat straw 75-90. Rounds corn stalks (not dry) 25. Small squares grass $3.00 Thanks again for all your business!!

Market Report for 12-4-23 Special Colored Fat Sale @ Thorp

Another record run with 632 head consigned and over 400 fat cattle. Holstein bull calves sold mostly 275-350 with several top calves 400-430. Angus cross bull and heifer calves mostly 450-575 with top of 660. Beef fed steers and heifers were mostly 164-171. Top steer consigned by Ben Massman 1490 lbs @ 173.50. Several more singles 172-173 with a group of 15 heifers 1392 lbs @ 172 consigned by Marcus Fox, Greenwood. Angus X Hol steers and heifers were mostly 159-164 with 12 head 1308 lbs @ 165 consigned by Dennis Martin, Thorp. Choice and prime Holsteins 142 to 156 with a top of 158 @ 1620 lbs consigned by Donald Rudolph, Athens. 8 big Holstein steers weighing 1951 sold for 1.45. Market cows sold steady with average cows selling from 67-82 and good fat cows 88- 1.07. Thanks again all truckers, buyers, and sellers for your continued support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 11-16-23

If this is climate change, let's hope we have more of it cuz 63* mid November suits me fine! Dairy cows sold well today. Top 2400, 2200 Dan L Yoder, Cashton. 2300 Marlin Weaver, Unity. 2250 Jeff Krueger, Lafarge. 2250 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2200 Jason Brubaker, Thorp. Many good cows 1450-2000. Springing Holstein heifers 1600-2200. Opens 1.10-1.53. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 100-150. Breeding bulls 900-2100. Market bulls 1.11-1.23. Choice Holstein steers this week 1.56-1.61. Cross bred 1.63-1.68. Holstein feeder steers 1.20-1.65. Beef feeders 1.35- 2.35. Holstein bull calves 225-450. Top 500. Beef cross calves mostly 375-620. Top 650. Butcher hogs 62-68. Goats 45-150/hd. Early week 20% of market cows 95-106. Thursday 50% sold 77-95. Organic market cows up to 1.59. 3x4x8 alfalfa 200-215. 3x3x8 alfalfa 85-140. Rounds grass 70-90 with one lot at 140. Rounds grass 1st crop 35-50. Alfalfa/grass baleage 50-70. 3x4x8 oat straw 85. Small squares grass 3.00. Rounds corn stalks 40. Thanks for your business and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-19-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care! A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. Good dairy cows sold steady. Top 2500, 2250 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. 2350 Fleckvieh, Levi Borntreger, Tomah. 2325 Nathan Nolt, Boyd. 2200, 2200 Diane Grunenwald, Livingston. 2200 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. Springing Holstein heifers 1500-2150. Opens 1.10-1.45 NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 85-200. Breeding bulls 1200-2100. Market bulls 1.02-1.22. Choice Holstein steers 155-167. Cross bred up to 1.72. Holstein feeder steers 120-1.80. Beef cross 1.85-2.95NT. This week Holstein bull calves 200-450, top 490. Crossbreds 450-750, top 770. 20% of market cows sold 90-112. Another 50% sold 79-85. 3x4x8 western alfalfa 200-235. 3x3x8 alfalfa 100-135. 8 bales 3x3x8 fancy grass 155. Rounds grass 60-100. First crop rounds grass 40-50. Rounds alfalfa baleage 95. 3x4x8 wheat straw 85-95. All hay and straw is sold per bale. As always, Thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-12-23 (Loyal)

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Another good aAa sale. Top cows 2750, 2700, 2450, 2450 L&N Dairy, Waupun. 2400, 2350 Marlin Horst, Thorp. 2400, 2250 Harry Martin, Stanley. 2400 Lamar Weaver, Unity. Many other good cows 1800-2300. Good springing Holstein heifers 1825-2300. Top Swiss 2000 & 2300. Open Holstein heifers 1.35- 1.70 / lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 100-200. Purebred Guernsey heifer calf $1000 Jacob Schrock, Westby. Choice Holstein steers 151-161. Cross bred steers & heifers up to 1.73. Top Holstein feeder steer 888 lbs @ 1.74. Beef cross feeders up to 232.50. Holstein bull calves 200-440. Beef cross calves mostly 600-780. 20% of market cows sold 101- 118. Another 50% sold 80-99. Hay market quite strong. 3rd crop rounds grass up to 160/bale. 3x4x8 alfalfa 200-225. First crop rounds 40-70 with one lot at 150. We need more hay!! As always, Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-5-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Our 12 year old got his first deer (archery) Tuesday then his first two (rifle) Saturday in youth hunt. Yes, he was quite pleased! Top dairy cows not as high as last week but had more 1600-2100. Top 2150. Good springing heifers 1600-2100, opens 1.10-1.50. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 80-170. Breeding bulls 1200-1600,. Market bulls 1.12-1.28 No test on feeders today. Holstein bull calves 250-400. Extreme top 1 head at 600 Wednesday consigned by Marvin Beachy, Gilman. Beef cross calves mostly 550-790. Extreme top 820 & 835 consigned by Brenda Zimmer, Owen. Market cows trending lower. 20% sold 89-1.12. Another 50% sold 66-88. Top this week 1.20. 3x4x8 alfalfa 185-220. 3x3x8 alfalfa grass mix 90-115. Rounds alfalfa 95. Rounds grass 65-90. 3x4x8 western wheat straw 80-85. Thanks for your business, we really appreciate it!!

Market Report for Thorp Auction 10-2-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Sold 400 head tonight. New record high for bull calves with Holstein top at 600 on a R&W Holstein consigned by Marvin Beachy, Gilman. Beef calves topped at 820 and 835 both consigned by Brenda Zimmer, Owen. Holsteins 100 lbs and up were mostly 400-470. Lighter weights 225-300. Good beef calves mostly 625-750. Sold 175 fat cattle with the top being 10 red heifers 1446 lbs @ 185.50 consigned by Conrad Smith. 2 blk strs 1394 lbs @ 1.85 from Teresa Hrdlicka. 5 mix beef strs 1608 lbs @ 184.50 from Randall Brubacker. Holstein steers topped at 1.67 with the bulk of choice steers ranging from 1.55 to 1.62. Cows were softer with the top at 1.11 and only a few over 1.00. The bulk of cows sold 77 to 84. Thanks again to all buyers, sellers, and truckers!! 

JWO Notes and Market Report for 9-28-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! There are plenty of things in the world that need attention, but supporting people on strike because they want 30 plus dollars an hour and a 32 hour work week shouldn't be very high on the list. Better dairy cows sold higher. Top 2850, 2500, 2400 Duncan Creek Farm, Bloomer. 2750, 2600, 2300 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. 2700 Arlin High, Loyal. 2200 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2100 Manas Kuhns, Granton. 2050 Larry Zimmerman, Lancaster. 2000 Mahlon Gingerich, Westfield. Many cows 1400-1950. Springing Holstein heifers 1600-2000. Opens 1.10-1.45. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 85-225. Breeding bulls 950-1400. Market bulls 1.05-1.25. Choice Holstein steers this week 1.55-1.71. Beef cross up to 186.50 in Thorp. Holstein feeder steers 120-180. (15) Holstein steers 800 lbs @ 1.78. Beef feeders up to 3.13. (14) Black bulls 436 lbs @ 3.00. (7) blk strs 817 lbs @ 2.21. 460 lb red strs @ 2.47. Holstein bull calves 225-450. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 650-760. Market cows lower. 20% sold 93-116 with 80% selling 60-89. 3x3x8 alfalfa grass mix 140-150. Rounds grass 60-75. STRONG MARKET, WE NEED MORE HAY!! Thanks for your business!! We really appreciate it!!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 9-21-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Amazing how much corn grew this summer on a limited amount of water! Sold a certified organic dairy herd. Top 3350, 3200, 2950. Top springing heifers 3100, 2950, 2950, 2900 Lavon Miller, Argyle WI. 26 head over 2000. Conventional springing Holstein heifers 1600-2000. Open heifers 1.20-1.40cwt. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 75-150. Sold 42 bulls. Breeding bulls mostly 1125-2100. Market bulls mostly 1.22-1.35. Choice Holstein steers 150-163. Beef up to 185 this week. Holstein feeder steers 145-185NT. Beef cross feeder steers 180-275NT. 5 black heifers 629 lbs @ 2.04. Holstein bull calves 200-450. Beef cross calves sharply higher 550-790 per head up 8.75/lb. Top 790 Delvin Nolt, Curtiss. Market cows trending lower. 20% sold 94-118. Another 50% sold 80-93. Only 2 cows under 51. Organic market cows 145-164.50. Lower dressing 125-132. Hay market trending higher. 3x4x8 western alfalfa 220-250/bale. Local 3x3x8 alfalfa up to 160/bale. 3x4x8 western wheat straw up to 90. As always, Thank You for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 9-7-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Dairy cow market steady. No supreme top cows today. Top cow was a 2 year old registered Guernsey at 2200 consigned by Jacob Schrock, Westby. 2050 Rueben Miller, Cashton. 2000 Alvin Hoover, Curtis. Sold 2 Jersey dispersals. Good Jersey and crossbred cows selling 800-1500. Good springing Holstein heifers 1500-2250. Opens 1.15-1.50. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35-95. Breeding bulls 1125-1800. Market bulls 1.19-1.25. Choice Holstein steers 158-168.50. Cross bred up to 176.50. Special colored fat cattle sale in Thorp first Monday every month. Many beef and beef cross 170-188. Feeder cattle market continues quite strong. Holsteins 130-205. Beef cross 145-250NT. Holstein bull calves 210-350. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 300-635. 20% of market cows sold 105-121. Another 50% sold 82-104.50. Organic cows up to 144. 3x3x8 alfalfa 145/bale. 3x4x8 alfalfa grass mix 170. Rounds grass 45-70. Baleage 35-60. Rounds oat straw/grass/weeds. 32.50- 40. Small squares grass/clover 2.00. Thanks again for your continued support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-24-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care! Quote I read. Whatever you do always give 100%!! Unless of course you're donating blood.. Top dairy cows 2350 Levi Hershberger, Loyal. 2200 Andy Hershberger, Westby. Bulk of dairy cows 1300-1800. Springing Holstein heifers 1425-2000, top 2200. Opens 1.05- 1.40/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 85-160 per head. Breeding bulls 1000-1600. Market bulls 1.15-1.29. Choice Holstein steers 156-167. Cross bred steers and heifers 169-181. Holstein feeder steers 3 hd 277 lbs @ 2.15. 3 head 763 lbs @ 1.76. 3 head 833 lbs @ 1.72. 9 head 716 lbs (horns) 1.53. Beef cross 4 red bulls 264 lbs @ 3.25. 3 red hfrs 268 lbs @ 2.85. 2 red strs 640 lbs @ 2.25. Blk strs 540 lbs @ 202.50. 3 blk strs 615 lbs @ 1.96. 6 Fleckvieh 838 lbs @ 1.85. 4 blk strs 815 lbs @ 1.84. 7 blk strs 889 lbs @ 1.83. Holstein bull calves 150-250, cross bred up to 595. Monday calves up to 365 on Holsteins and 600 on beef cross. Butcher hogs in Thorp 65-80. Sows 52-59. Boars 22. Sheep and goats generally sell Wednesday evening in Thorp. Consignment of Red Angus market cows. 11 head 125-129. 19 head 130- 140 with 7 heiferettes 144-157. 20% of market cows sold 106-121. Another 50% sold 89- 105. Only 5 head under 75. 3x3x8 alfalfa mix 85-110. Grass rounds and squares 60-80. Rounds first crop 35-45. Rounds corn and bean stalks 22-30. Thanks for your business, always greatly appreciated!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-17-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care! Supply and demand still works. The reason talk is cheap, there's so much more supply than demand! No herd dispersal today and dairy cows were lower. Most sold from 1350-2000. Top springing heifers 1700-2000. Open Holstein heifers 1.00-1.45. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 60-165. Beeding bulls 1050-1700. Market bulls 102-123. Choice Holstein steers this week 145-165. Beef cross up to 176. No real test on feeder cattle. Holstein feeder steers 125-175. Cross breds up to 202. Holstein bull calves continue strong, 200-370. Beef calves mostly 375-550 with several up to 610. Butcher hogs 72-80. Sows 52-56. Boars 22. Sheep 55-1.60/lb. Billy goats up to 1.85/lb. 20% of market cows sold 99-113. Another 50% sold 76-97. 3x3x8 alfalfa 80-110. Rounds and squares grass mix hay 50-70. Smallish rounds straw 27.50-35. Thanks again for your business, we really appreciate it!!

Market Report for 8-14-23 (Thorp)

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care!! Holstein bull calves mostly 220- 330 with a top of 370 consigned by Schofield Century Farm, Spencer. Angus cross bull and heifer calves 300-590 with a top of 610 consigned by Eugene Shirk, Owen. Minimal test on feeder cattle. Holstein steers weighing 788- 990 brought 1.51- 1.54. Choice Holstein steers 1.50 - 1.60 with 7 head 1577 @ 1.62 consigned by Paul Kubisiak, Amherst. Market cows slightly softer with the main run selling 88-1.02. Top cow was a Holstein 1842 lbs @ 1.15 consigned by Henry Burkholder Jr, Thorp. Butcher hogs 72.50-80cwt. Thank you all buyers, sellers, and truckers!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-10-23

Interesting highlights at Oberholtzer Auctions this week. Monday in Thorp we had our second largest sale ever for that location with 374 head including 110 beef and cross bred fats. Hit a new all time record high of 1.90 on a black steer consigned for Center for Special Children and 188 on a 1616 lb black steer consigned by Vernon Leid, Withee. Sold 38 head 180-190 and 45 head 170-179.50. Wednesday we had our largest head count ever at Thorp with 430 head! Top Holstein market cow 126 on 1860 lb consigned by Triple T Farms, Chippewa Falls. Thursday's total was 536 giving 1340 for the week putting us solidly where we want to be...Big enough to make a difference, Small enough to care!! Good dairy cows sold higher. Top 3500, 3100, 2900, 2500, 2250, 2200, 200, 2100, 2000 Jesse Root, Athens. 2700 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2700 Lineback Marcus Martin, Loyal. 2250, 2200 Jerome Studzinski, Custer. 2050 Cletus Hoover, Stanley. 2000 Levi Hershberger, Loyal. Many cows 1400- 1950. Quality springing heifers 1600- 2200. Opens 1.10- 1.45. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 75- 250. Few herd dispersal calves 300-500. Choice Holstein steers 150- 167.50. Beef and cross bred 170- 190. Holstein feeder steers 12 head 1105 lbs @ 1.56. 11 head 1370 lbs @ 139.50. Light weights up to 2.25. Cross breds up to 2.50NT. Holstein bull calves 135- 325 this week. Beef cross calves 300- 595. Top 95 lbs @ 600 consigned by Adam Williams, Willard. Market bulls 114- 135. Butcher hogs 70-80cwt. Sold 360 sheep and goats this week. Lambs up to 85/ hd on approx 35 lbs. Cull ewes 29-65/cwt. 87 lb lambs up to 163/cwt. 25% of market cows sold 1.00- 1.19. Another 50% sold 83-99. 3x4x8 alfalfa 165-175. 3x3x8 alfalfa mix 95-115. Rounds and squares grass 45-70. 3x4x8 western wheat straw 85-95. Small squares straw 2.50-3.00. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.25. We really appreciate your business and hope to see you next week!!

Market Report for Thorp 8-7-23

  373 head sold on a very active market. This was our first special colored fat cattle auction. Next special will be September 4th, and scheduled for the 1st Monday of the month going forward

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-3-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care. August already?? Where has the year gone?! Supreme quality dairy cows sold higher. Top 2725, 2525 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. Many good cows 1400- 1900. Plain or blemished cows mostly market price. Springing Holstein heifers 1600- 2000. Opens 1.15-1.50. Jersey opens 1.10- 1.20. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 75-180. Breeding bulls 800- 1725. Market bulls 121-135. Choice Holstein steers 155-167 this week with crossbreds 162-173. Holstein feeder steers 1.50-2.50. Beef feeders up to 3.25NT. Holstein bull calves 125- 350. Cross bred bull and heifers calves 300-590. Market cows continue strong. 52% sold 100- 119. Top 123. Only 10% under 85. Large selection of grass hay. Rounds and squares 50-75. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 190-230. Large squares local wheat straw 55. Small squares wheat straw 3.75. Thank you all buyers and sellers, we really appreciate your business!!

Thorp Market Report for Mon 7-31 & Wed 8-2-23

Monday 7-31-23 Holstein bull calves 80 lbs and up sold mostly 230 - 320 with top calves 325 to 360. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 475 to 590 with 2 started calves at 750 per head. Holstein heifer calves 100- 150. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers mostly 1.50- 162.50 with a top of 1.67. (1) Hol str 1816 @ 1.67/ (5) Hol str 1726 @ 162.50/ (3) Hol Str 1565 @ 162.50/ (1) Hol str 1860 @ 1.59/ (6) Hol str 1445 @ 1.58. 50% of market cows sold 1.00 to 125.50 with another 42% selling 80 to 99. Market bulls 1.19 to 1.23 Wednesday 8-2-23 Holstein bull calves sold 220 - 305 with beef cross calves selling 475 - 495. (3) Fleckvieh feeder steers 843 lbs @ 1.58 No test on fed cattle. Very active butcher cow market with 54% of cows selling 1.00 and up with a top of 1.21 Market bulls 1.19 - 1.25 (3) Butcher pigs 294 lbs @ .66 Auction starting at 5:00 P.M every Monday and Wednesday  

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-27-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Proved again MO can be quite warm in late July. But as always, the people were friendly, the food was good, and thankfully someone invented A/C!! Sold 350 dairy cows and springing heifers on Tuesday. Top dairy cows, 37 head sold 2000-2500. Springing heifers sold higher, 1500-1900 on 1100-1350 lb Holsteins. Opens 1.25- 1.60. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 85-145/ head. Breeding bulls 750- 1650. Market bulls 1.20- 1.25/ lb. Choice Holstein steers up to 1.65 this week with cross breds up to 1.72. Holstein feeder steers 143- 175 with light weights up to 2.50. Beef cross up to 2.20. Holstein bull calves 200- 350. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 450- 520. Market cows continued strong all week. 20% sold 114-123 with a top of 127. Another 50% sold 88-112. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 185. Second crop grass rounds and squares 50-70 per bale. 3x4x8 local straw 65-70. As always, Thank You for your business!! We really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-20-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care! Imagine if they announced a billion dollar tax on poor people.(And those bad with math odds) But wink and call it a lottery and no one says boo. Many Dairy cows sold 1200- 1775 with the top 10% selling 1800-2000. Top 2000 Nolan Garman, Colby. 2000 Steve Uthke, Eyota MN. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1850. Opens 1.10- 1.40. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 100- 230. Breeding bulls 750- 1525. Market bulls 1.08- 1.25. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.43- 1.47. Monday July 17th in Thorp Holsteins 1.52- 1.61, top 1.65. Beef steers 1.77- 1.83 with 8 head 185.50- 1.86 consigned by Conrad Smith, Loyal and Vernon Rudolph, Athens. Holstein feeder steers 1.45- 172.50. Beef feeder steers up to 3.97. Holstein bull calves 150 - 335. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 385-540. Angus cow/calf pairs 1500 lbs $1900- $2300. 19 butcher hogs in Thorp 72-83cwt. Sold 106 market cows today. 20% sold 1.05- 123.50. Another 50% sold 83-1.01 3x3x8 Alfalfa 125, 3x4x8 Alfalfa 175. Grass rounds and squares 50- 65. 3x4x8 wheat straw 77.50 / bale. Thank You for your continued patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-13-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care I only went through 8th grade. Maybe that's why I don't understand people that borrowed money to go to college only to get smart enough to stand on a picket line protesting that the government should forgive their loan. Dairy cattle market steady with last week. Market cattle, feeder cattle, and calves steady to stronger. Top dairy cows 2125, 2100 Ezra Kanagy, Belmont. 2100 Jason Brubaker, Thorp. 2000 Matt Fabian, Greenwood. 2000 Brian Ulrich, Spencer. 2000 Jason Danhoff, Waukon IA. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1850. Opens 1.10- 1.35NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35-85. 3 week old Line back and Guernsey heifer calves 550-750. Breeding bulls 1025-1925. Market bulls up to 1.16. We sold 90 fat cattle this week. Choice Holstein steers 154-162. Cross breds up to 1.71. Holstein feeder steers 1.30- 1.75. 5 Hol strs 725 lbs @ 1.75. Beef cross feeders 1.40- 2.70. 10 Angus cross strs 452 lbs @ 212.50. Holstein bull calves mostly 185- 340. Butcher hogs 76-83. 22 fall calving cows sold 1100-1700. Sold 216 market cows this week with 39% selling 1.00- 1.24. 2 individual Holsteins @ 129 & 131. Organic cows 1.45- 1.60. Large squares and rounds grass hay 40-75/bale. Small squares grass mix 2.00. As always, Thank you for your business, we really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-6-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care!! Recently read a quote... Exercise daily; run from the devil and walk with the Lord. Our guess milk check was an even $13 cwt, certainly not ideal for 2023 expenses. Majority of dairy cows sold 1100-1800. Top 2050 Larry Miller, Spencer. 2050 Levi Miller, Cashton. 2000 Joel Beachy, Spencer. Top Jersey cows, 1550, 1500. Mid grade springing Holstein heifers 1450-1700. Open Holstein heifers 1.25- 1.60/lb. with light weights up to 1.92. Jerseys 1.25- 1.58. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 50-185/head. Breeding bulls 850-1400. Market bulls 1.04- 1.16. Choice Holstein steers 152- 160. Crossbreds 165-175NT. Holstein feeder steers 120-160. Holstein bull calves 125-250. Crossbreds up to 550. Calves in Thorp 150-380, with crossbreds up to 600. 20% of market cows sold 1.04-1.14. 50% sold 80-96. Wednesday in Thorp 45% of cows sold 1.00-1.23. 3x3x8 grass 2nd crop 85/bale. Most large square bales grass 50-65. 3x4x8 wheat straw 65. As always, Thank You for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 6-22-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care!! Sold well over 1000 cattle this week again. Thank you buyers and consignors!! Considering where milk prices are, good dairy cows are selling well. Many good cows sold 1350- 1950. Top 2800, 2500, 2200 Kris-Del Farms Davenport IA. 2200, 2200 Wilson Brubacker, Edgar. Springing Holstein heifers 1500- 2200. Opens 1.10- 1.40NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 85- 175. Holstein breeding bulls 800-1400. Beef bulls 1600-2275. Market bulls 1.05- 1.18. Choice Holstein steers 1.50 - 1.58. Cross breds 163- 176. Holstein feeder steers 120- 180. Beef feeders 165- 259. 13 blk strs 566 lbs @ 259. 6 blk strs 572 lbs @ 256. 8 blk strs 511 lbs @ 242.50. 7 red strs 606 lbs @ 232.50. 2 char strs 683 lbs @ 220. 8 Hol strs 380 lbs @ 180. 9 Hol strs 438 lbs @ 169. 8 Hol strs 550 lbs @ 161. Holstein bull calves 150- 270. Crossbreds 360- 470. On Monday in Thorp Holsteins 160- 380 and beef cross 400- 615. 20% of market cows 90-117. 50% sold 77-89. Early in week 35% sold 1.00- 1.25. 3x4x8 new crop Alfalfa 205-215. 3x3x8 grass 65-75. Low quality grass rounds 30-45. As always, thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 6-15-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care! No frost on the pumpkins here but sure chilly for mid June! Top dairy cows today 2250 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2200- 2150 Peter Malovrh, Athens. 2100 Hugh Hale, Holmen. Many good cows 1350- 2000. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1850. Opens 1.10- 1.35 /lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 50-150. Holstein breeding bulls 1100- 1700. Market bulls 98- 1.15. Choice Holstein steers 146-158NT. Beef cross up to 171.50. Holstein feeder steers 112-172. Cross breds 1.85 to 2.50NT. Good Holstein bull calves 200-400. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 400-600. 20% of market cows sold sold 1.06 - 1.19. 50% sold 78- 1.05. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 175 . 3x3x8 new crop grass 80. Rounds grass 40- 65. Small squares grass 5.00 / bale. Thank you for your business, greatly appreciated!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 6-8-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Recently someone asked, why is it that a slight tax increase ends up costing $200, but a substantial tax cut saves me 37 cents?! Not as many top quality cows today. Many dairy cows sold 1050- 1800. Top 2050, 2050 Keith Martin, Withee. Average quality springing heifers 1400- 1725. Opens 1.10- 1.35 / lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 70- 135 / head. Holstein breeding bulls 1150- 1500. Jersey bulls 1475 & 1575. Beef breeding bulls 1600- 2675. Market bulls 1.01- 1.26. Choice Holstein steers 140- 158. Cross breds up to 170. Holstein feeder steers 1.10- 1.67. Beef steers and heifers 1.55- 2.27. 11 blk x steers 321 lbs @ 2.24. 10 blk x steers 403 lbs @ 2.21. 2 blk steers 710 lbs @ 2.15. 6 blk heifers 852 lbs @ 187.50. 7 blk heifers 884 lbs @ 181.50. Holstein bull calves mostly 200- 370. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 400- 530. Early week top beef calves 500- 610. Market cows lower late in week. 20% sold 91- 109. 50% sold 71- 90. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 220- 250. Rounds and squares grass 25- 60 on light test. As always, Thank You for your business!! We really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 6-1-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care!! As long as I can remember June has been called Dairy month. Now I see they also call June pride month. The Bible is clear, God hates pride. Top dairy cows continue to sell well. 2700 Urie Yoder, Abbotsford. 2225 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. 2100, 2100 Michael Martin, Colby. 2000 Loren Hoover, Withee. Many good cows 1450- 1850. Springing Holstein heifers 1350- 2100 NT. Opens 1.10- 1.40 with light weights up to 2.12/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 170/ hd. Breeding bulls 800- 1500. Market bulls 105-123. Choice Holstein steers up to 166 this week with beef cross up to 173.50. Feeder cattle market continues strong with Holsteins up to 1.75 and 600 lb cross breds up to 2.15. Holstein bull calves 150- 375 with a top of 395/hd. Beef cross calves topped at $600 per head early in the week with majority of calves selling $350- $575 Good butcher hogs 45-57. Sows 23- 27. Boars 10-14. 20% of market cows sold 107- 123. Top 127. 50% sold 87- 106. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 135. Rounds and squares lower qualitygrass hay 35- 45. As always, thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Markt Report for 5-19-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! Lots of farming getting done today. Very much a buyer's market on high quality cows. Top cows 2800 Ben King, Darlington. 2600, 2200 Elmer Yoder, Milladore. 2150 Dale Brueggen, Arpin. 70% of dairy cows sold 1450-2200. Springing Holstein heifers 1500-2000 NT. Opens 1.05-1.20 NT. Jersey open heifers 1.10- 1.35/ lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25-75/ hd. Breeding bulls 1575- 2200. Market bulls up to 113.50. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 145-154. 3 head 160-166. Beef cross up to 166. Holstein feeder steers package 868 lbs @ 1.40. Angus hfrs 574 lbs @ 1.92. Cross bred bull 470 lbs @ 2.10. Holstein bull calves 145-265, top 270 consigned by Michael Zimmerman, Neillsville. Beef cross calves mostly 360- 465. 20% of market cows sold 109- 119. Top 1790 lb Holstein @ 1.24. 50% sold 85-108. 7 nanny goats 89 lbs @ 160/hd. No test on hay today. Thank you for your continued patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-11-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care! Spending the weekend in N.E. Mo. Lots of nice crops and pasture here! Sold 178 dairy cows. Lower milk prices definitely are not helping dairy cow prices. Bulk of cows sold 1200- 1900. Top 2300, 2250 Bob Fitzsimmons, Darlington. Springing Holstein heifers 1300-1925. Holstein opens 1.05-1.20. 80 started Jersey heifers 1.50-1.93. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40-110. Breeding bulls 875-1450. Market bulls 98-114. Angus cow calf pairs 1175-1430 lbs, 1800-1950. Choice Holstein steers 147-156. Cossbreds up to 159. Hol fdr strs up to 167. 8 Angus cross steers 543 lbs @ 2.18. 9 Fleckvieh steers 571 lbs @ 2.00. 6 blk hfrs 534 lbs @ 216. Holstein bull calves mostly 135-250. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 320-465. Monday 400-575. Top 590 consigned by Brenda Zimmer, Owen. 97 market cows. 20% sold 1.00- 1.12. Top Wednesday night in Thorp 1970 lb Hol cow @ 1.17 consigned by Greg Thompson, Ridgeland. 50% sold 84-99. Only 4 cows under 60. Sows 20-28. Butchers 45-58. Boars 7-10. 40-60 lb lambs 1.50- 1.85. Ewes 60-80. Large rounds and squares high quality mixed grass in heavy bales 95- 110. Common grass 30- 50. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 80-95. 3x3x8 oat straw and bean stubble 20-30. Small squares straw 2.50. Sold over 1000 head this week again. Thanks for your continued support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-4-23

Big enough to make a difference; Small enough to care!! The first rule in business is, "treat the customer right". Recently a man brought hay to sell. He informed us our commission is too high. And his hay didn't fetch enough. And we didn't run our auction the way we should. And last weeks market report is a lie! Perhaps "right" for this one is to hope he goes elsewhere next time. Overall dairy cow quality not quite as attractive as last week. Prices reflected accordingly. Top 2300 Tom Hale, Holmen. 2200, 2125 Jacob Glick, Stitzer. 2100 Debbie Ashmore, Boscobel. 2000 Andy Hershberger, Westby. Many cows 1300- 1900 with 10% going to slaughter. Jerseys 850- 2100. Springing Holstein heifers 1350- 2100 with plain or heavier heifers going to slaughter. Opens 95- 120. Jersey springing heifers 850- 1400. Open Jersey hfrs up to 1.85 /lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 120- 210. 3 week old Jersey heifer calf 250. Breeding bulls 900- 1725. Market bulls 103- 120. Top 2100 lb Sim cross @ 125.50. Choice Holstein steers 138- 147. Beef cross up to 156. Holstein feeder steers 110- 145. Beef cross 138- 210. 3 BWF strs 550 lbs @ 2.10. 3 BWF hfrs 500 lbs @ 1.95. Holstein bull calves mostly 140-310. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 420- 550. 20% of market cows sold 97-107, top 109. 50% sold 80-96. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 180-220. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85-115. Rounds and good squares grass mix 45-70, several lots up to 100. Cornstalks 30-47.50. Small squares grass 3.50. 3x4x8 Wheat straw 75-85. Small squares straw 2.50. Once again, Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-27-23

Big enough to make a difference, Small enough to care!! When I look at our monthly payroll I think, horrors!! That can't be right. When I see the friendly comradery and how much work gets done by our team with so little managing/bossing... well it leaves a good feeling. This was a worthwhile week. Sold well over 1000 head of livestock at auction plus some private treaty and 30 lots of hay and straw. Sold 209 dairy cows. 55 cows from 2000- 3000. RANDY & SARA MIKSHOWSKY COMPLETE HERD DISPERSAL AVERAGED $2142.00!! Top cows in Mikshowsky herd 3000, 2900. Top cows in Petzel herd Henderson MN 2400, 2100. Top cows in Simonson herd from Humbird, 2400, 2350. Jim Bunkleman, Athens 2350, 2200. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 2200. Opens 95- 125. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40-90/hd. Breeding bulls 950-1500. Market bulls 116-124. Choice Holstein steers 136-148. Crossbreds up to 158. Monday & Wednesday in Thorp top crossbreds 160-170. Holstein feeder steers 105-159. Beef & crossbreds 130- 190. Black bull 590 lbs @ 1.90. 5 Blk cross steers 612 lbs @ 1.88. 2 Hereford bulls 495 lbs @ 1.85. 2 blk hfrs 575 lbs @ 1.79. 3 Hol strs 522 lbs @ 1.59. 14 Hol strs 673 lbs @ 143. 6 Hol strs 610 lbs @ 141. 75% of Holstein bull calves sold 150-265. Top 290 Harlan Weaver, Colby. Beef cross bull and heifer calves mostly 400-485. Top 495 LaVerne Lepak, Custer WI. Market cows trending lower. 20% sold 94-102. 50% sold 81-93. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 165-210. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85. Rounds grass 35-65. 3x3x8 Grass mix 65- 80. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80. 3x3x8 corn stalks 37.50. Small squares grass 3.25. 3x3x8 straw 55. Small squares straw 2.50 Had a large crowd today and over 250 consignors this week! Thanks for choosing to do business at our markets!!

JWO Notes and Market Report 4-20-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! Sunday night into Monday it snowed here. A lot. Some of the older children got to reminiscing... they wonder how it would be to have a snow day from school. Apparently the first 15 years or so we had scholars we did not have one single snow day at Sunny Ridge School! Not sure if it's climate change, or people change, or some of each but this year alone we've had three weather cancellations. Once again, we had high quality cows on our aAa sale. 3000, 2700 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2850, 2800, 2550, 2500, 2400 Colby. 2750, 2650, 2400, 2400 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 2650 Leroy W Nolt, Thorp. 2500 Michael Martin, Colby. 2450 Edward Horning, Stanley. Many good cows 1500- 2300. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1850. Opens 101-125NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 65-120/hd. Breeding bulls 1400- 1750. Market bulls 104- 121. Top 1870 Holstein @ 122.50. consigned by Rueben Kuhns, Granton. Choice Holstein steers 142-148. Beef cross 154- 165. Holstein feeder steers 120-170. Crossbreds up to 227.50. 2 black steers 460 lbs. @ 227.50. 7 Black steers 654 lbs @ 213. 12 Black heifers 602 lbs. @ 190. Holstein bull calves 120- 275. Top in Thorp Wednesday 300. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 350-485, top 500 Laverne Lepak, Custer. 20% of market cows sold 104.50- 113. 50% sold 78-104. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 80-110. Rounds and squares grass 40- 80 top 87.50. Baleage 50-85. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80-90. As always, Thank You for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-13-23

Big enough to make a difference, Small enough to care!! If anyone out there is interested in a part time office job in Loyal, please talk to me. Also need part time barn help in Loyal and Thorp. Let's see, how do we make this sound like a good place to work? Flexible schedule? Check. Nice working conditions? Check. (At least if you don't mind rain, snow, heat and cold) Competitive wages? Check. (Hey I'm paying considerable more than I ever made working per hour) Great co-workers? Check. (For real) Great boss? (Meh..idk..) 534 head consigned today. No supreme quality cows today. Good quality cows 1200- 1800. Top 2100 Nelson Miller, Argyle. 2000 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1750. Brown Swiss 1775 & 1850. Open Holstein heifers 90- 115. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 85-200. Breeding bulls 1100- 1700. Market bulls 105- 109. Choice Holstein steers 136- 147. Crossbreds 150- 158. Top crossbred heifer 158 Donald Rudolph, Athens. Holstein feeder steers 120- 170. 5 head 439 lbs @ 170. 5 head 782 lbs @ 140. 6 head 603 lbs @ 138. 11 head 635 lbs @ 136. 21 blk & red strs 533 lbs @ 225. 3 blk strs 550 lbs @ 204. 11 blk strs 620 lbs @ 197. 6 blk strs 623 lbs @ 180. 5 blk strs 898 lbs @ 163. 6 Fleckvieh hfrs 664 lbs @ 175. 10 fleckvieh hfrs 697 lbs @ 170. 8 blk hfrs 732 lbs @ 169. 19 Fleckvieh hfrs 642 lbs @ 160. Sold 115 calves. 60% of Holstein bull calves 200- 300, top 305 J. Ervin Showalter, Spencer. Beef cross bull and hfr calves mostly 350 - 520, top 550 LaVerne Lepak, Custer & 540 Linus Nolt, Willard. 20% of market cows sold 94- 99.50. 50% sold 85- 93.50 3x4x8 Alfalfa 220- 250. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 90- 110. Grass rounds and squares 50- 75. Older grass/ smaller bales 27.50- 40. Baleage 40- 65. 3x4x8 wheat straw 75- 85. Squares corn stalks 32.50. As always, Thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-6-23

Big enough to make a difference, Small enough to care!! Another one of those days that I thought we'd have a short run but the drive-ins kept coming and we ended up with 422 head. Thank you all sellers and buyers!! Not so many top cows today. Many average quality cows today. Many average quality cows 1350- 2000. Top 2700 Willard Brubacker, Edgar. Springing Holstein heifers 1550- 1800. Open 95- 1.30/lb. Single birth Holstein 65- 130/head. Breeding bulls 950- 2000. Two head sired by Triple Hil bulls , 1315 lbs. polled, red carrier, & A2/A2, $3100 each! Consigned by Larry Ringler, Stanley. Choice Holstein steers 136- 148, beef cross up to 153. Holstein feeder steers 105- 135. Beef up to 1.92. Holstein bull calves mostly 200- 330, top 335 Marcus Nolt, Stratford. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 330- 490. Top 490 Linus Nolt, Willard & Brooks Farms, Marshfield. Butcher hogs 49. Light sows 47.50. 100 lb lambs 1.55/lb. 29 lb kids 45/head. 20% of market cows sold 92-103. Top 1.05 James Weaver, Colby. 50% sold 74-91. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 220- 250. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90- 125. Rounds and squares grass 50- 80. One lot premium grass rounds 110. Rounds 1st crop smaller bales 35-40. Small squares grass 3- 4.50. Large squares corn stalks 45- 47.50. Thank you for your continued patronage!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-30-23

Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care!! Therefore be ye ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matt. 24:44 Not as many Supreme cows as sometimes. Top 2950 Michael Martin, Colby. 2300 Swiss, Adam Hovland, Colby. 2250 Southwood Dairy Farm, New Holstein. Many good cows 1200- 1900. Plain springing Holstein heifers 1100- 1375. Opens 95-1.15. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25-85. Breeding bulls 850-1750. Market bulls up to 1.15. Choice Holstein steers 142- 149. Beef cross up to 156NT. Holstein feeder steers 1.05-1.25. Beef steers up to 2.50/lb. Holstein bull calves mostly 185-250. Top 255 Andrew Derks, Spencer. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 300- 450. Top 2 head 460 LaVerne Lepak, Custer. 55 to 95 lb goats 100- 150 /hd. Butcher hogs 44-57. Sows 30-40. 20% of market cows sold 93.50- 98.50. 50% sold 75-90. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 200- 220. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90-95. Rounds and squares grass mix 50-80. First crop grass 40-50. Baleage 55- 62.50. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80-90. Rounds corn stalks 25-27.50. Once again we had over 100 consignors that chose to sell at our market and we appreciate that!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-23-23

Big enough to make a difference, Small enough to care!! Common Sense Genetics/ Triple Hil Sire had their annual meeting this week. Their breeding philosophy makes so much sense but runs somewhat counter to mainstream Ai industry which always brings out some naysayers that seem to enjoy the free food and finding fault. Oh well, 150 ish in attendance and over 4800 units sold on the day... someone must be finding success with the program. Nearly 1000 head consigned this week again. Sold 141 dairy cows on a strong market. Glassbrenner Farms, Boscobel had 11 cows 2000- 2800. Also 2100 Robert Riehle, Colby. 2000 Adam & Karen Voigts, Wilton. Many cows 1300 - 2000. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1925. Opens 95- 1.15. Holstein heifer calves 10- 65. Breeding bulls 1100- 2025. Market bulls up to 1.10. Choice Holstein steers 1.42- 1.49. Crosbreds up to 152.50. Top this week 1.57. Holstein feeder steers 1.05- 1.40. Beef feeders up to 2.40. Holstein bull calves 80- 165. On Monday in Thorp sale many Holstein bull calves 170- 285 with beef calves up to 400 per head. Herd dispersal of 32 bred beef cows sold mostly 1300- 1800, top 2050. Averaged 1.18 per lb. 2 fancy Angus bred heifers 1170 lbs @ 2000. 143 market cows. 20% sold 88- 1.00 per lb. Several 1.03- 1.08. 50% sold 75- 87 with only one cow under 60 and no cows under 57. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90- 110. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 220- 250. First crop rounds and squares 37- 60. Second and third crop 45- 65. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80- 90. Small squares grass 2.75- 4.25. Thank you for your continued patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for week 3-16-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! Hard to believe when you look outside now but my bold prediction is, in 100 days (mark your calendars) we'll see corn tassels. And someone will be saying, "if this weather ever straightens out we could get our corn planted". Shorter run of dairy cows today. No supreme quality individuals. Good cows 1300- 1700. Top 1950 Jonathan Horst, Loyal Definitely a buyer's market in the springing heifer division today. Mostly 1300- 1725. Opens .95- 1.25/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 60. Breeding bulls 700- 1100. Market bulls up to 1.04. Choice Holstein steers 1.36- 1.48. Top 1720 lbs @ 148.50 consigned by Andy Y Miller, Chili. Beef cross steers up to 1.52. Holstein feeder steers 1.05- 1.30. Crossbreds up to 1.96 on Monday. Holstein bull calves 100- 230. Top 265 consigned by Curvin Martin, Dorchester. Crossbreds 200- 370. Top 380 Lester Martin Jr, Greenwood & Thomas Milz, Loyal. 20% of the market cows sold 94- 1.03. 50% sold 78- 93. Butcher hogs 57- 68. Another week of large volume and relatively strong prices in the hay sale. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 170- 215. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 75-100. Rounds grass 1st crop 45- 60. Rounds and squares 2nd and 3rd crop mixed hay 50- 75. Dairy quality baleage 55-75. Small squares grass 3.50- 4.25. 3x4x8 wheat straw 85- 95. Thank you for continued support, greatly appreciated!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for week of 3-9-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! Apparently my phone number is very similar to the directory assistance number considering how often people call asking if I have a phone number of someone else. That's okay, I don't mind providing a community service... but so help me, if one more person calls for a number then when I start telling them what it is they're like, oh wait, wait! I have to find a pen! We had our largest sale ever 3/9/23. 903 head consigned. Dairy cows sold steady to lower. Top 2400 Clair Horst, Loyal. Many good cows 1350- 2000. Springing Holstein heifers 1275- 1750. Opens 1.10- 1.25 / lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35- 120. Breeding bulls 850- 1650. Market bulls 95- 115. Choice Holstein steers 138- 145. Beef cross up to 1.51. Sold 54 bred beef cows 1100- 1800. Sold 472 feeder cattle on a strong market. Holstein steers 1.05 - 152.50. Beef steers and heifers 1.50- 2.39. (2) Blk strs 485 lbs @ 2.39, (34) Blk strs 620 lbs @ 2.01, (9) Blk strs 641 lbs @ 2.00, (6) Char strs 605 lbs @ 1.94, (21) Hol strs 587 lbs @ 1.39, (10) Hol strs 623 lbs @ 1.38. (22) Blk hfrs 566 lbs @ 192.50. Holstein bull calves 75- 165. Beef cross 250- 350. 20% of market cows sold 83- 95. 50% sold 70- 82 with only 2 cows under 42.50. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85- 95. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 85- 115. Rounds and squares grass 55- 80. Baleage up to 70/ bale. Rounds bean stubble 40. Small squares grass 2- 5.75. March 10th driving horse sale was well attended considering the weather. Overall, horses sold strong with 2 tops selling for 20,000 and 22,500. Thank you for choosing to do business at our markets!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for week of 2-27-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! A company that cleans slaughterhouses is getting a fine for hiring children. I thought they should get a medal and the youngsters a gold star for wanting to work. Sold over 500 dairy cows on a mostly steady market. Many good cows 1500- 2350. Top 2650 Arlin High, Loyal. 2400, 2400 Breezy Hill Acres, Fennimore. Sold 135 dairy heifers. Springers 1450-1900. Opens and short breds 1.05-1.37. Jersey heifers .90-1.01. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40- 105. Breeding bulls 1025- 1350. Market bulls up to 108.50. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 138- 149. Beef cross up to 1.51. Holstein feeder steers 1.16- 142.50. Beef cross feeders up to 1.85. Holstein bull calves 110- 200. Top 205 Harvey Kilmer, Thorp. Beef cross calves 220- 325. 20% of market cows sold 84-96. Individual 1.01. 50% sold 69- 82.50. Only 5 cows under 55. Hay market continues to trend higher. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90- 125. Rounds and squares grass mix 50- 70. Alfalfa baleage 75- 90. Rounds bean stubble 25- 35. Once again had a successful machinery sale with a large crowd in attendance. Over 400 bidding numbers in house, plus 2 online platforms. High selling item was a 2018 Kenworth dump truck at $125,000. As always, we really do appreciate your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-16-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! A man said there's no point in complaining about your lot in life, half the people don't care and the other half probably figure you had it coming. Dairy cows sold lower today. Top 2100 Jason Brubaker, Thorp. 2000 Jason Nolt, Boyd. Many good cows 1400-1950. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1750. Opens 95-120 per lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35-80. Breeding bulls 850- 1300. Market bulls 70-90 NT. Choice Holstein steers 138-145 cross breds up to 146. Holstein feeder steers 105-135. Crossbreds up to 170. Holstein bull calves 95-160. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 200-300. Wednesday crossbred calves 300-425. 20% of market cows sold 79-90. Top 92 Jamin Hess, Athens. 50% sold 62-78. Butcher hogs 70-80. Sows 59-66. Boars 24 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 85-115. Grass rounds and squares 55-70. Older first crop grass 25-35. Baleage 40-75. Small squares grass 3.75-5.50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 90-100. As always, we really appreciate your business

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-9-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! Why can't we sell everything like we do gas, with the tax already included in the price? Without the goofy 9/10 of a cent of course! Dairy cows sold a little lower overall today. Bulk of the good cows sold 1250- 1900 with 12% selling 2000- 2400. Top 2400 Maverick Kreager, Marathon. 2400 Rick Demmer. Springing Holstein heifers 1275- 1725 depending on size and quality. Opens 95- 122. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 85. Breeding bulls 1150- 1450. Market bulls 80-97. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 138-146. Pot load Holsteins 1518 lbs avg 143.22. Beef cross up to 146. Holstein feeder steers 105- 140. Beef feeders up to 185 on a light test. Calves were higher on Thursday this week. Holstein bull calves mostly 100- 180, top 185 Dale Brueggen, Arpin. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 195- 360. Top 395 Kyle Ringler, Neillsville. 20% of market cows sold 75.50- 88.50. Top 90 John Burkholder, Colby. 50% sold 63- 75 with only 3 head under 40. Sows 57- 62. Butcher hogs 84-92. Boars 22-26. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 90-120. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 165- 185. Rounds and squares grass 50- 85. Baleage 60-90. 3x4x8 wheat straw 90- 102.50. Oat straw 27.50-35. Small squares grass 2.75- 3.50. Corn stalks 25- 45NT. Thank you again for choosing Oberholtzer Auctions as your market of choice!!

Market Report for Thursday Feb 2nd at Loyal

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! Good dairy cows continue to sell well. 28% sold 2000- 2800. Top 2800 Preston Horning, Livingston. 2750,2750 John Zimmerman, Thorp. 2500, 2400 Paul Malin, Westby. 25% sold 1700- 1950. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1700. Opens 95-115. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20 - 120. Breeding bulls 800- 1400. Market bulls 87-1.02. Choice and prime Holstein steers 140- 146.50. Top this week 1.50. Beef cross up to 1.52. Holstein feeder steers up to 137.50. 50% of Holstein bull calves sold 95- 150. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 245-310. 20% of market cows sold 80- 85. 50% sold 67- 79. 3x4x8 Wheat straw 85. Rounds 1st crop grass 35-70. Rounds 2nd and 3rd crop grass mix 70- 95. 3x3x8 Dairy quality Alfalfa 110- 145. As always, thanks for your business and we hope to see you next week!!

Market Report for Wednesday Feb 1st at Thorp

Beef cross calves mostly 235- 280. Top 280 Andrew Newswanger, Curtis. Holstein bull calves mostly 40- 120. Top 125 Lawrence Zimmerman, Owen. We set our personal all time record on fat cattle tonight. Beef steers topped at 151 and 152.50 on 2 head from Kyle... and I can't pronounce the last name by Elk Mound. Holsteins 135- 148. Top 150 Triple T Farms, Chippewa Falls. 20% of market cows sold 78-87. Top 92 Daniel Brubacher, Thorp. 50% sold 70-77 with no cows under 52. Market bulls 85- 95. Sows 40- 45.50 Butchers 47-54

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-26-23

Big enough to make a difference- small enough to care!! Saw an ad... Ditch Witch ditcher for sale, has several teeth mithing. If you have equipment to sell on our February 28th auction it's high time to get it listed!! Was a buyers market today. Top dairy cows 2300 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2300 James Zimmerman, Platteville. Many cows 1300- 2000. Springing Holstein heifers 1250- 1650. Top 1675 Edward Horning, Stanley. Opens 95- 115 on light test. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65. Breeding bulls 800- 1400NT. Market bulls 74-87. Choice Holstein steers sell Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 129-138. Beef steers up to 146.50. Holstein feeder steers 92-136. Package 20 head 994 lbs @ 129. 6 head 774 lbs @ 131. Beef calves 135- 220. 20% of market cows sold 75-86. 4 head 91- 1.00. 50% sold 60-74 Sows 47-60. Butchers 55-77. Boars up to 26. Hay market stronger. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 120- 165. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 90- 150. Rounds grass 40- 65. Rounds and squares premium grass 70-85 top 100/ bale. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80-102. Rounds oat straw 40. Small squares grass 2.75-4.00. We have order buying available, also trucking available to anywhere if a road goes there! Thanks again for all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-19-23

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! And so quick, January is over halfway gone! Had a weather market with a much shorter run of cattle. Good cows sold well with 90% of cows selling 1400- 2400 today. Top 2400 Herman Miller Jr, Spencer. 2325 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. Springing Holstein heifers also sold well. Mostly 1450- 1750. Top 1750, 1700, 1675 Roger Books, Maiden Rock. Opens and short breds 1.00- 1.15/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves sold higher, 40- 105/head. Breeding bulls 950-1450. Market bulls 91- 95. Choice Holstein steers 134- 138. Top 138 John Yoder, Spencer. Top beef 142 Herman Miller Jr, Spencer. Holstein bull calf market continues being volatile and unpredictable. Majority 65-115. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 290. Top 290 Timothy Brubacker, Colby. Market cows sold lower. 20% sold 72- 79. Top 79 Paul Wesley Oberholtzer, Loyal. 50% sold 63-71. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90- 110. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 1st crop 135. Rounds and squares grass 40- 65. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80. Rounds lower quality corn stalks 20-30. Small squares grass 2.50- 3.50. As always, Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-12-23

178 consignors chose to sell 842 head with us this week. Putting us solidly in the category of..."Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care" On a side note we really do have need for part-time office help in Loyal. Also part/ full-time yard help in Thorp and Loyal. Please talk to us if you're interested. Top dairy cows trending lower today. Many good cows 1350- 1950. Top 2300, 2200 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. Plain springing heifers 1200- 1350. Opens 9--1.10cwt. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65/ hd. Breeding bulls 950- 1500. Market bulls 80- 92. Choice and prime Holstein steers 133- 142. Top 143 Paul Weyer, Loyal. Cross breds 133- 142. Holstein feeder steers 105- 140. Package 29 head 1003 lbs @ 131.50. 24 head 868 lbs @ 128. Beef feeder steers 125- 174. 20 head Red and Black steers 663 lbs @ 168.10. 8 Blk hfrs 543 lbs @ 169. 13 blk and red hfrs 591 lbs @ 163.50. Holstein bull calves higher, mostly 80- 165. Top 165 Matthew Horst, Owen and Aaron Yoder, Spencer. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 180- 290. Top 290 Kyle Ringler, Neillsville. 20% of market cows sold 72-85. Top 88 Leonard Zimmerman, Loyal. 50% sold 57-71. Only 2 of 76 cows sold under 43. Hay and straw sold mostly steady. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90- 110. Rounds and squares grass 45- 65. Baleage 40-75. 3x4x8 Wheat straw 85-95. 3x3x8 weathered wheat straw 27.50- 35. Soybean stalks 27.50. Small squares grass 2.75- 4.00. As always, Thanks for your business!!  

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-29-22

My brother farms mostly no-till and likes how it works for him. The other day he called and said he drove through a couple townships in my area and was surprised how no-till has taken over. I mean, they don't plow their roads!! Our 6th annual Holiday Select Sale again featured a large crowd and many excellent cattle! Top cows 3800, 2700 Cortney Moser, Westby. 2750, 2625, 2500 Nolan Garman, Colby. 2700, 2500 Norman martin, Stanley. 2700 Swiss, 2400 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2650 Grant Rudrud, Viroqua. 2650, 2600, 2575, 2500, 2500, 2475, 2425 Keith Jensen, Milladore. 2600, 2500 Cary Moser, Westby. 2450, 2400 Leslie Zimmerman, Arbela MO. 2400 Steve Zimmerman, Platteville. 2400 Barry Richardson, Milladore. Springing Holstein heifers 1350- 1725. 2 @ 1950. Opens 90- 1.20. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 75. Breeding bulls 800- 1650. Market bulls 75- 80 cwt. Choice and prime Holstein steers 1.33- 1.41. Top 1.41 Stephen High Neillsville. Crossbreds to 1.41. Holstein feeder steers 1.07- 1.32NT. 60% of Holstein bull calves 50- 135. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 140- 260. 1/2/23 in Thorp we sold over 100 market cows and 65 fat cattle. Choice Holstein steers 1.36- 1.45. Top Holsteins, 6 head 1696 lbs @ 147.50. 20% of cows sold 82- 89.50. Several in Thorp @ 92. 50% sold 63- 79. Sows 50- 65. Butchers 60- 80. Boars 25. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 95. 3x3x8 3rd crop grass 100. Rounds grass 35- 70. 3x3x7 straw 30- 35. Small squares grass 4- 5. Well that's about it for '22. Thanks again for all your friendship and business and here's to hoping for more of the same in '23!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-8-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! Exciting times for our 1st grader, he got his reading book today! Now we know without a doubt... Bess can run. Bess can jump. See Bess run. See Bess jump. Look, look, look. Good dairy cows sold sharply higher! 2800, 2600, 2550, 2350, 2350, 2300, 2200 Marlin Martin, Denmark. 2675 Cleon Weaver, Colby. 2300 Morgan Lindner, Loyal. 2200 V&A Farms, Neillsville. Many good cows 1400- 2200. Better springing heifers 1400- 1900. Top 2100 Neil Fox, Loyal. Opens 95-1.15. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 60. Holstein breeding bulls 800- 1400. Market bulls 77-86. Choice and prime Holstein steers 136- 143. Beef cross up to 147. Holstein feeder steers 102- 136. Package 16 head 884 lbs. @ 1.30. Beef cross up to 1.69. Holstein bull calves sold considerable higher Monday in Thorp, 85- 160. Later in the week 40- 110. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 350. Sows 45-62. Butcher hogs 60-84. Boars 22-26. Market cows still trending lower. 20% sold 67-85. 50% sold 51-66. No test on dairy quality alfalfa. 3x4x7 baleage 85-95. Large squares grass up to 70. Most rounds and squares grass 40- 60. 3x4x8 wheat straw 90. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. As always, we are thankful for your friendship and appreciate your business!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-1-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! I don't understand much about crypto (the whole thing seems like a scam to me) Read where some FTX outfit was supposedly worth 32 Billion but a few days later filed bankruptcy. Maybe they didn't quite understand crypto either?? Better dairy cows still selling well. Top 2400, 2400 Willard Brubacker, Edgar. 2350 Mitch Lindner, Loyal. 2200, 2000 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2000 Andy Hershberger, Westby. Many good cows 1400- 1950. Springing Holstein heifers 1250- 1650. Opens 90- 115. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 60. Individual 130. Breeding bulls 750- 1650. Market bulls 74- 98. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 135- 143. Top 146.50. Beef cross up to 146. Holstein feeder steers 90- 120. Holstein bull calves 85-190. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 350. Sows 51-67. Butchers 65-78, top 95. Boars 22-27. Sold 200 market cows this week. Prices trending lower later in the week. Monday in Thorp top 86. 20% sold 71-84. 50% sold 50-65 Thursday. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 120-165. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 90-110. Rounds grass 40-65. Rounds first crop 25-35. Small squares grass 3- 5.00. Premium wheat straw 3x4x8, 90- 100. Over 200 people chose to do business with us this week and we sure appreciate every one of you!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 11-17-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! What do you think, are apple dumplings only for dessert or can I have them for a main course for supper? Very active market this week on top milk cows! 2700 Marlin horst, Curtiss. 2700 Jolan Zimmerman, Neillsville. 2600 Steve Zimmerman Platteville. Many good cows 1400- 2200. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1700. Opens 85- 115. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65. Strong demand for Holstein breeding bulls. 1150- 1950. Market bulls 75- 1.12. Choice and Prime Holstein steers in Loyal and Thorp 1.35 - 1.43. Top beef cross in Thorp sale 1.49 Greg Pratt, Bancroft. Holstein feeder steers 90- 1.20. Beef up to 1.70. Holstein bull calves 75- 160. Top 215. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 350. Top 365 Harvey Hoover, Colby. Butcher hogs 70- 85. Sows 54- 68. Boars 26- 44. Market cows higher early this week. 20% sold 72- 88. 50% sold 55- 70. 8% sold under 44. 3x3x8 Alfalfa/ Grass mix 90- 110 NT. Rounds grass 40- 65. Small squares grass $5.00 a bale. Rounds corn stalks 25- 45. 3x3x8 straw 35. As always, Thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-27-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care!! Recently I asked a 27 year old to send me a check to finish a transaction. Imagine my surprise to find out he they neither have a checking account, nor any idea how to write a check! Is that some kind of "normal" or did I happen to meet a rare duck? High quality cows sold well at our aAa sale. Top 2700, 2650, 2550, 2450 Nolan Garman, Colby. 2500, 2400 Leonard Ray Zimmerman, Greenwood. 2400 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 2300, 2200 Harry Martin, Stanley. Many good cows 1300- 2100. Top Holstein springing heifers 1500- 1800 NT. Short bred Swiss heifers 1400 & 1500. Opens 95- 1.15 cwt. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65. Breeding bulls 750- 1650. Market bulls 78-99. Choice Holstein steers 128- 137. Top 141.50 Monday in Thorp. Beef cross up to 143. Holstein feeder steers 102- 136. Beef cross 115- 193. Holstein bull calves 70- 160. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 350. Sows 61- 71. Butchers 70- 90. Boars 26- 44. 20% of market cows sold 77- 88. Top 91. 50% sold 62- 76. Only 11 out of 148 cows under 50. Large squares Alfalfa 85- 115 NT. Rounds grass 40- 70. Large squares beanstalks 25. Rounds cornstalks 30. We didn't make a thousand head this week but we got pretty close again. Thank you for your continued support! Remember, if you can't make the sale, we do order buying. Selling every Monday and Wednesday in Thorp and every Thursday in Loyal. Call us for all your marketing needs!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-13-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! Maybe if I really tried I would get the point of Halloween decorations. Sold 194 dairy cows, 92 heifers. Good quality free stall/parlor cows are the easiest thing to sell currently. Three herd dispersals today with the parlor herd averaging several hundred more per head than the tie stall herds. Having said that, top cow today comes out of a reputation tie stall herd. 2500 Kenneth Martin, Colby. 2450, 2400, 2400, 2350, 2300, 2300, 2250 Duane Byrne, Brooklyn WI. Still many cows selling 1200- 1700. Springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1775. Top 1800 Marvin Sauder, Withee. Opens 95-125 cwt. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20-125/head. Dairy bulls 800- 1225. Market bulls 80-95. Choice Holstein steers 132-138. Beef steers up to 143.50. Holstein feeder steers 110- 140. Beef cross steers up to 1.77. Holstein bull calves mostly 50- 135 late in the week, 85-160 early in the week. Beef cross calves 150-325. Sows 62- 67. Butchers 72- 81. Boars up to 40. Cull cows lower later in the week. 20% sold 78- 84. 50% sold 57- 77. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix hay 85- 115NT. Rounds and squares grass 40- 67.50. Rounds straw 25- 40. We have auction every Monday and Wednesday in Thorp at 5:00. Every Thursday in Loyal 10:00 hay, 11:00 cattle. Sold a little over 800 head this week. Thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-6-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! The other day a wild beef cow hit a gate that hit a gate that smacked me between the eyes but bad! The day before, my neurologist told me if my meds make me hallucinate I shall let her know. So should I call her and tell her I saw a lot of stars that I'm pretty sure weren't actually there?! Sold 2 good herds today, 131 dairy cows. 70% of cows sold 1300- 2350. Top 2350, 2250, 2150, 2100 Ralph Myhre, Osseo. 2200, 2100 Terry & Don Beyer, Elmwood. 2100 Kenneth Martin, Colby. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1675. Opens 90- 1.30 with several groups 1.40- 1.53/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65. Breeding bulls 750- 1650. Choice Holstein steers and heifers132- 141. Beef cross up to 140. Holstein feeder steers 110-1.50 NT. Holstein bull calves 75- 160. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 350. Sold 50 hogs. Sows 59- 68. Butchers 72- 83. Boars up to 40. 20% of the market cows sold 76- 90. Several individuals in Thorp sale Monday night 94- 1.09. 50% sold 66- 75. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 165- 175. Rounds and squares grass 45- 70. One load 3x3x8 grass $80/ bale. 3x3x8 straw 42.50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 85. Small squares grass 4.75/ bale. As always, thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report 9-30-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! Well we got our silage chopped at about the ideal stage, glad for that. Sure a lot of good looking crops in the area! Good dairy cows a little stronger today. Top 2800 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2600, 2400, 2300 Jim Bunkelman, Athens. Better cows 1400- 2200. Smaller, older, blemished cows 1000 and down. Top springing Holstein heifers 1500- 1800 NT. Open Holstein heifers 90- 1.15. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 60. Holstein breeding bulls 800- 1400. Top was a Red and White Holstein 1075 lbs at 1800. Choice and prime Holstein steers 135- 144. Beef steers up to 146. Holstein feeder steers 110- 150 cwt. Light weight beef calves up to 2.04. Holstein bull calves 75- 175 many 100- 145. Beef cross calves 250- 405. Sows 63- 70. Butchers 70- 90. Boars up to 45. 20% of market cows sold 78- 88.50. Top 91.50. 50% sold 59- 77. As always, we really appreciate your business! In the hustle and bustle of harvest, always remember, Safety Third 

JWO Notes and Market Report 9-8-22

Labor day was our largest sale yet at Thorp and sold over 1000 head in a week. Grilled 300 burgers and those were all gone too!  Overall quality and prices were lower today. Top 2200, 2000 Consignment, Loyal. Many cows 1250-1850. Springing Holstein heifers 1400-1700. Opens 95-115. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10-80 Breeding bulls 850-1550. Market Bulls 95-118. Cow calf pairs 1000-1450. Bred beef cows to 1300. Choice and Prime Holstein steers 137-145. Beef cross steers and Heifers up to 145. Holstein feeder steers 120-151. Beef feeders to 185NT. Holstein bull calves mostly 45-135. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150-350 20 % of market cows sold 77-91. 50% sold 65-76.50. Sows 76-83. Butchers 80-94 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 50-80. Rounds and squares grass 35-60. John W Oberholtzer

JWO Notes and Market Report 8-18-22

Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care! Dairy cows sold steady. Tops 2450, 2400, 2400 Matthew Horst, Owen. 2100, 2100, 2000 Breezy Hill, Fennimore. Many good cows 1350- 2000. Top Jersey 1800 Enos Swarey, Woodman WI. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1775. Opens 95- 1.15. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 70. Breeding bulls 900- 1600. Market bulls 88- 1.16. Choice Holstein steers and heifers selling Monday and Wednesday in Thorp, Thursdays in Loyal. Continued strong market! 134- 143, beef cross up to 146. Holstein feeder steers 1.05- 1.40, light test. Holstein bull calves 65% 80- 165. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 390. Sows 88- 93.50. Boars 48- 60. Butchers 90- 1.03. 27% of market cows sold 90- 99.50. Top 99.50 Glenn Nolt, Owen and Loren Lueck, Chippewa Falls. 50% sold 70- 86. Hay market steady to lower. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 160- 175. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 75- 90. Rounds and squares grass 35- 60. 3x3x8 oat straw 27.50- 40. Looking forward to continuing doing business with you!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for August 2022

Market Report A few people must read my ads.  Got numerous calls last week asking why I don't have an ad in one publication.  Came to find out they published it in the classifieds instead of the auction ads.  If they want to put it somewhere random, try the front page!!  Very short run of dairy cows this week.  Top $3,500, Swiss, Michael Martin, Colby.  Better Holsteins still selling $1,800 -2600.  Good springing Holstein heifers, $1,500 - $1,750.  Plainer or smaller springers $1,050- 1,300.  Opens 90-1.20 depending on quality.  Single birth Holstein Hfr calves $25-125.  Dairy breeding bulls $700-1,200.  Market bulls in Loyal and Thorp $96-116.  Choice and prime Holstein steers Loyal and $136-141.  Beef cross $146.  Holstein feeder steers $105-140.  Beef feeders up to 185 nt.  Holstein bull calves were so variable, $35-155.  Beef cross bull and heifer calves $150-350.  Market cows trending higher in Loyal and Thorp.  25% Holsteins sold $90-101.  Several black cows to $104.  50% sold $75-88.  Sold 40 hogs in Thorp.  Sows $70-91.  Butchers to $94.  Goats up to $3.65 lb.  Sold 592 large bales of hay and straw on a steady market.  Top western alfalfa 3x4x8 $220 per bale.  3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix $90-110.  Rounds and squares grass $35-60.  Round grass balage $45.  Small squares grass $1.50-3.00.  Wheat straw 3x4x8 $80-85, 3x3x8 $ 40-55.  Rounds rye straw $30-35.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-26-22

Well that was a worthwhile machinery consignment auction! 439 lots, over 400 on-site bidders plus nearly 500 online from 42 states. Buyers from 14 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Our next machinery auction is scheduled for September 27th. Please consign early to be included in all advertising!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-21-22

Went to a 35th wedding anniversary gathering. Approx 50 couples there, some of us starting to look like old people. Dairy cows sold higher today. Top 3000, 2950, 2700, 2600 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 2850, 2400 Oberholtzer, Withee. 2750 Nolan Garman, Colby. 2700, 2500, 2500, 2500 Royal-Vista Holsteins, Pickett WI. Many cows 1400- 2400. Small, plain or blemished cows sold lower. Springing Holstein heifers 1350- 1700NT. Opens 1.00- 1.20. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 85. Breeding bulls 1000- 1450. Market bulls 92- 116. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.23- 132.50. Beef cross up to 1.40. Holstein feeder steers 115- 135NT. Beef up to 1.79. Sold 255 calves this week. Holstein bull calves 80- 165/ hd. Beef cross calves 185- 275. Extreme top 385. Sows 70- 78.50. Butcher hogs 80-95. 43 lb goats 97.50 / hd. 98 lbs @ 210. 20% of market cows sold 72-81. Top 92. 40% sold 66-71. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 170- 190. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 80- 87.50. Rounds and squares grass 40- 60. 12 bales wheat straw sold extremely high 170- 180/ bale. Thank you for your continued patronage!!

JWO Note and Market Report for 7-14-22

Doing a survey, how many of you like raw peas out of the garden better than cooked? Overall market was steady but top dairy cows sold a little lower today. 2250, 2100 Beth Leis, Sparta. 2200 Kenneth Martin, Colby. 2200, 2100 Ralph Petersheim, Viroqua. 2100 Barry Richardson, Milladore. 2100 Perry Kujak, Blair. Many good cows 1350- 2000. Springing Holstein heifers 1350- 1675. Opens 90-115NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 30- 90. Breeding bulls 850- 1250. Market bulls up to 119 this week. Choice Holstein steers this week 127- 138. Beef steers to 144. Holstein feeder steers, package 14 head 578 lbs @ 1.36. 13 head 1044 lbs @ 1.18. Top beef feeders 7 head 628 llbs @ 179.50. Holstein bull calves mostly 80- 155. Beef cross calves 175- 265. Market cows trended lower this week. Thursday 20% sold 85- 92.50. 40% 71-84. Top this week was 1800 lb Holstein in Thorp at 112.50, Jeff Potter, Exeland. Sows 62-68. Butcher hogs 95-1.04. First crop rounds and squares grass 40-60/bale. Small squares grass 2.50. It's been a busy summer, but I don't want to forget to say, Thank You for all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report 6-30-22

Maybe I'll make a new slogan for our markets: "Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care" Lots of activities around here. Another year over half gone... where does time go?! Monday evening we had our largest sale to date at Thorp, 332 head. 119 fat cattle. Choice Holstein steers 128- 136, 3 head @ 140. Top Swiss 141. Beef cross 134- 143.50. 95 calves. Holstein bull calves mostly 90- 150. Top 170 Gerald Ringler, Thorp. Beef cross calves 175- 340. Top 380 Schmitz Family Farms, Bruce. 107 market cows 47% sold 80- 97. Top 98 Edward Zimmerman, Owen. 7 market bulls 98-113. Top 2050 lbs @ 19 Amos Borntrager, Sheldon. Thursday many good dairy cows sold 1350- 2000. Tops 3100 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2600 Yost Hershberger, Loyal. 2400 Gary Popp, Unity. Springing Holstein heifers 1400-1800. Opens 90-110. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 30-85. Choice Holstein steers 130-140, beef up to 144. Holstein bull calves 130-195. 20% of market cows 85-96.50. 40% 66-84. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 165-200. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85- 110. Rounds and squares grass 30-60. 3x4x8 Western wheat straw 80. Thanks for all your business, we really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and Market Report 6-9-22

Once again realized how fortunate I am to have what I consider to be, the best barn crew in America! In the last 8 days we sold 1446 head. Overall markets are steady to stronger but even in the best of markets, here and there someone will feel their animals didn't bring what they should have. Top dairy cows today, 2300 Jonathan Horst, Loyal. 2300, 2100 Randal Yorkson, Waupaca. 2100 Kenneth Martin, Colby. Lots of good cows 1250-1950. No Supreme springers today. Good quality springing heifers 1300-1775. Opens 90-1.20/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 75/hd. Bred beef cows 1300-1850with pairs selling 1550- 2150. In our special breeding bull sale we had 39 head mostly selling 1400-2200. Market bulls 104-112. Feeder bulls 102-145. Sold 49 fats. Choice and Prime Holsteins 125-135. Top 137, Dorcas Raber, Spencer. Top cross breds 139, Herman Miller Jr. Spencer. Low Choice and Select 107-120. Highlights of the feeder cattle sale was 28Fleckvieh steers 817 lbs @ 1.44 and 22 Fleckvieh steers 952 lbs @ 1.34. Holstein feeder steers 105- 130. Crossbreds up to 1.70. Thursday Holstein bull calves mostly 80-150. Cross breds 150- 230. Monday calves were considerably higher with Holsteins topping at 270 and beef cross calves up to 350/hd. 50% of market cows sold 80-93.50 with only 3 cows under 51. Heay sows 60. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 170-190. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 95-110. 3x4x8 wheat straw 85-90. 3x3x8 new crop grass mix 85. Thanks again for your vote of confidence in choosing to do business with us!!

JWO Notes and Market for Week of 6-5-22

We Purchased Turenne Livestock Market. Now selling livestock Monday and Wednesday in Thorp, Thursday in Loyal. Very competitive prices, give us a try!! Always happy to make on farm visits to look at cattle and make marketing plans. Call Mark @ (715) 773-2249 or office @ (715) 255-9600. Trucking available, call John Ivan @ (715) 451-7255. Sold 952 head this week including nearly 600 dairy cattle. Had buyers from 6 states. Excellent hay making, corn & bean planting weather. Smallish crowd but cows in Seehafer dispersal sold well! Top cows 3100, 3000, 3000, 2900, 2800 and 3 at 2700. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1875. Opens sold much higher, mostly 1.10- 1.30/lb. Choice and Prime Holstein steers 125- 137. Beef steers 1.35- 1.40. Holstein feeder steers 1.00 - 1.28. Holstein bull calves higher on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 100- 185/hd. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 350. Friday 40%of market cows sold 80-89 with 7 cows 90- 94. Sold 213 head Monday in Thorp. 94 calves. Holstein bull calves mostly 100- 215. Extreme top 106 lbs @ 270/hd Dan Holub, Boyd. 116 lbs @ 270 Bill Ciolkosz, Thorp. Beef cross calves 150- 340, top 114 lbs @ 350/hd. Everett Hoover, Curtiss. 26 fat steers. Holsteins 127- 136.50, beef 129- 139. Butcher hogs 84. 77 market cows. 50% sold 70- 90. Top Holsteins 2094 lbs @ 91.50, 1888 @ 91, Dutch Dairy Thorp.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-27-22

No clever or wise words here this week. Only this announcement; we purchased Turenne Livestock Market in Thorp. Our plan for now is to continue with the same schedule. Sale every Monday and Wednesday evening starting at 5:00 selling calves then hogs, sheep, goats, feeder cattle, fat cattle and market cows. Yes, we expect to have a very competitive market! Sold 130 dairy cows today. Market Steady. Top 2600 Jeffrey Hoff, Marshfield. 3 head at 2400 Setterstrom, Orangeville, IL. Many good cows sold 1500- 2200. Older, smaller, blemished cows 1100- market. Top springing heifers 1400- 2000NT. Open heifers 80- 110. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 50- 85. Breeding bulls 750-1400. Market bulls 97-112. Top Holstein market bull 2075 lbs @ 112/cwt Lloyd Showalter, Greenwood High choice and Prime Holstein steers and Heifers 120-126. Crossbreds up to 133. Holstein feeder steers  97-113. Holstein bull calves mostly 85-135. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 145-250. 20% of Market cows sold 80-89.50. Package of feedlot cows sold 91-97. 50% sold 63-77. Short run of hay. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 185-220. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 95-110. 3x4x8 wheat straw 95. Rounds and squares grass 35-50. Thanks again for your business and friendship!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-19-22

A man was telling me the benefits of self medicating with Ivermectin. In his mind it's a cure for cancer, covid, lymes disease and who knows what all else. Maybe even worms. He's drinking the injectable product several times a day. I thought, I bet if he'd administer it according to label he'd declare himself cured a lot quicker! Dairy cows sold higher today. Top organic cows 3600, 3200 Lowell Volkert, New Richmond. Conventional Holsteins 2400 Jacob Troyer, Cashton. 2300 Michael Martin, Colby. 2300, 2200 Rick Demmer, Ellendale MN. Many good cows sold 1400- 2100. Springing Holstein heifers 1250- 1800. Opens 75- 1.10. Single birth Holstein heifer calves45- 60. 8 Fleckvieh heifer calves 400- 700. Breeding bulls 600- 1500. Market bulls 90- 1.02. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 122- 130. Select 108- 114. Holstein feeder steers 90- 1.15. Cross bred up to 1.40. Holstein bull calves much lower, mostly 15- 75. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 295NT. 22% of Market cows sold 80- 86.50. Top Holstein 1770 lbs @ 89. 50% sold 70- 79.50. Sold 30 organic market cows. Mostly 1.01- 1.16. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 210. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 95- 110. Rounds and squares grass 45- 70. Oatlage 15- 25. Baleage 30- 37.50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 85. Thanks for your continued business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-12-22

John Ivan bought out HB Trucking. Call (715) 451-7255 for Livestock hauling. Lots of field work happening. Made for a smaller crowd and definitely a buyer's market. 524 head. No Supreme top cows today. Many good cows 1000- 1750. Top Swiss cows 1925, 1900 Matt & Rhonda Geise, Whitehall. Springing heifers 1100-1875. Opens 85-115. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20-70, top 110. 11 Red and Black bred beef cows 1050- 1425, averaging 116.25/cwt. Breeding bulls 825- 1500. Market bulls 95-1.01. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 120-124. Crossbreds up to 133. Holstein feeder steers 83- 120. Crossbreds up to 165. Holstein bull calves mostly 90-135. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 255. Sold 105 market cows. 15% sold 80-87. 35% sold 70-79.50. 30% sold 60-69.50. Hay sold higher on limited offering. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 175. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 95. Rounds and squares grass 50-85. Baleage 35-50. Small squares grass 2.75- 3.25. Be safe out there getting crops in and we hope to see you next week!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 5-5-22

I read in the paper that inflation is 8% and they act like that's a big deal. Come on, think about it, can you tell me even one thing that only went up 8%?! Nearly 500 head today. Overall dairy quality was lower and prices reflected that. Top cows 1700- 2000. Many cows selling 1000- 1600. Smaller, older and blemished cows 975- market. Top springing heifers 1500- 1800. Average quality springers 1250- 1475. Open Holstein heifers 90- 1.15. Jersey opens 85- 1.05. Fancy yearling Swiss heifers over 2.00 a lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 85/ hd. Breeding bulls 800- 1500. Market bulls 84- 1.01. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 115- 120. Beef cross up to 125. Holstein feeder steers 90- 114. Beef feeder heifers up to 142.50. Holstein bull calves 85- 160. Beef cross up to 320. Market cows trending lower. 20% sold 75-80. 50% sold 64-74. Butcher hogs 64- 69.50. Sows 63-66. 3x4x8 Alfalfa 220/bale. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 95- 140. Mixed grass rounds and squares 55-85. Baleage 40- 60. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80-95. Rounds corn stalks 27.50- 45. Bean stubble 25- 40. Small squares grass 4.50- 5.25. Thanks again for all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-28-22

Took the boys to Scheels to use their gift cards. Suits me if I never go there again. Such a crowded store with so many ridiculously high priced items that I thankfully don't need! We sold QUALITY cows here again today! Top 3700, 2900, 2900, 2800, 2800 Matt Hartwig, Athens. 3000 Michael Martin, Colby. 2900 Cleon Weaver, Colby. 2800, 2700 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 2700 Bob Greisbach, Chili. 27 of the 30 cows selling over $2000 & up were from aAa mated herds! Also sold lower quality, budget cows, $1200 and down. Good springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1900. Opens 90- 120NT Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40- 100. Individual 375. Breeding bulls 725- 1650. Market bulls 93- 108. Low choice and Select Holstein steers and heifers 113- 118. Beef 123- 130NT. Holstein feeder steers 90- 118. Crossbreds up to 136. Holstein bull calves 100- 145. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 190- 275. 25% of the market cows sold 75- 84. Top 87.50. 25% sold 61- 70. Hay sold higher. 3x4x8 Supreme quality Alfalfa 235/bale. 3x3x8 dairy quality Alfalfa 85- 120. Mixed grass rounds and squares 65- 85. First crop rounds 30- 45. Baleage 40- 55. 3x4x8 Wheat straw 80- 95. Corn stalks and bean stubble 25- 27.50. Thanks for buying, selling and spectating at our market!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-21-22

Blue skies and sunshine today, gives a person spring fever! Had a little slower day, 356 head. Sure didn't lack for quality! Top dairy cows 2900 Willard Brubacker, Stratford. 2550 Joseph Hochstetler, Auburndale. 2450, 2400, 2350, 2300, 2300 Behounek Dairy, Hayfield MN. 2300 Aaron E Miller, Cashton. 2300, 2200, 2200 Vogel Family Farms, Reedsville. Springing Holstein heifers 1500- 1700. Opens 95- 118. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 120. Breeding bulls 1300- 1600. Market bulls 90- 115. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 120- 126. Select 112- 119. Holstein feeder steers 85- 115 NT. Beef cross feeders up to 155. Good Holstein bull calves 70- 175. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 320NT. Market cows lower. 20% sold 79- 86.50. 40% sold 70- 78.50. Dairy quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa 75- 95. Grass rounds and squares 50- 65. First crop grass 25-45. 3x4x8 wheat straw 80. Baleage 35- 50. Small squares grass 4.50. As always, we appreciate your business!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-14-22

Thank you for doing business with us! We had our biggest week ever. Sold 1154 head, over 600 dairy animals. Always enjoyable selling high quality cattle and we had a lot of them this week! Top dairy cows 3050, 3000 with 54 of 85 cows selling 2000- 2900, Dan & Dawn Van Haden, Fall Creek. Bred heifers 900- 1625. Springers 1550- 2000. Most opens 90- 110. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 75. Van Haden herd 15 heifer calves 1 week to 4 months old sold 250- 500/ head. Breeding bulls 975- 1850. Market bulls 90- 115. Choice Holstein steers 120- 128NT. Low choice and Select 111- 117. Beef cross steers and heifers up to 130. Holstein feeder steers 89- 119. Beef feeder steers up to 188. Package (25) black steers 568 lbs @ 170. (27) black strs 687 lbs @ 164. (15) black strs 673 lbs @ 162. (14) black strs 673 lbs @ 150. (19) black strs 850 lbs @150. (30) black hfrs 559 lbs @ 145. Holstein bull calves higher. 60% sold 105- 205. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 270- 425. 30% of market cows sold 79- 88. Top Holstein 1930 lbs @ 89 Michael Garman, Colby. 50% sold 72- 78. Dairy quality 3x4x8 Alfalfa 170- 190. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass 75- 95. Grass rounds and squares 50- 70. First crop rounds 20- 35. Rounds corn stalks 50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 70- 85. Dairy quality baleage 25- 50.

JWO notes and Market Report for 4-12-22

If you add equal parts, higher milk prices, higher cull cow prices and excellent quality dairy cattle, you have the recipe for a good auction!! (choosing a good Auction Company can't hurt either!) With our nationwide advertising and ability to milk cows after selling them, we sold several loads of cows to buyers between 500 and 600 miles away. Top cow in JJ Meadows LLC dispersal was 3350 with 22 cows 3000- 3350. Sold 67 cows 2500- 2950 and 52 head 2000- 2450. Another 82 sold 1600- 1950. Springing heifers sold mostly 1500- 1950. 90% of market cows sold 70- 86. If you are thinking of buying or selling cattle, please call us for a free consultation on current market values.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-7-22

A wise man said, Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 513 head today. Top dairy cows; 3 @ 3100 with 25 more 2000- 2850 Boschma, Athens. 2500 Eli Hochstetler, Millladore. 2350 Abram Beiler, Platteville. 2200 Larry Brubacker Jr, Stratford. 2150, 2100 Jeffrey Brockman, Arpin. 2100 Curvin Fox, Loyal. Many good cows 1300- 1950. Better Holstein springing heifers 1400- 1950. Opens 90- 1.20. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 60. Breeding bulls 850- 1325. Market bulls 97.50- 107. Choice Holstein steers 118- 123. Crossbreds up to 131. Holstein feeder steers 90- 115. Holstein bull calves 45- 145. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 320. 30% o market cows sold 79- 86. Top 88.50 with 50% 70- 78.50. Lightweight sows 85.50. 3x4x8 dairy quality Alfalfa 175- 200. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 60- 95. Grass rounds and squares 35- 60. Rounds first crop 15- 30. Baleage 25- 40. 5x6 rounds corn stalks 45. Small squares grass 1.50- 4.00. Saw firsthand again today, we need more parking lot and seating room!! Thanks for your business and bear with us as we figure it out!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-31-22

I suppose somewhere in Texas they have 10 inch tall corn already. Same story this week, good cows sell well!! Top 2500, 2300, 2300, 2300, 2250, 2200 Marlin Martin, Denmark. 2450, 2300, 2200, 2200 Brian Huber, Melrose. Top Jersey 2100. Many good cows 1250- 2100. Small, plain or blemished cows 1100- down. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1700. Opens 80- 1.10. Heifer calves much higher, mostly 45-130 with herd calves up to 400! Breeding bulls 650- 1750. Market bulls 95-1.04. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 120- 126NT, Select 106- 117. Holstein feeder steers 95- 122NT. Calf buyers were very selective today. 40% of Holstein bull calves sold 90-155. 40% sold 35-down. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 280. Sold 89 market cows on a continued strong market! 30% sold 80- 87.50. Top 1645 lb Holstein @ 90, Rueben Kuhns, Granton. 50% sold 70- 79. Sold 3 butcher hogs 233 lbs @ .93/lb. Hay market trending lower. Dairy quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85- 100. Rounds and squares quality grass 50- 65. First crop grass 20-30. Rounds straw 50. Baleage 25- 50. Small squares grass 1.50- 4.00. Thanks again for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-24-22

Every time I get my Parkinsons meds refilled I marvel how inexpensive it is for how much good it does. Just over $1/ day! Sold 418 head, 257 dairy. Good quality dairy cows are still in demand! Top cows 2650, 2600 Tony Knorn, Casco. 26 cows 2000- 2350. Many good cows 1300- 1950. Good cross breds 1400- 2250. Small or blemished cows 900- market. Better springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1775. Open 85- 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 70. Breeding bulls 800- 1250. Market bulls 86- 1.00 Low choice and select Holstein steers 115- 123. Holstein feeder steers 90- 1.15NT. Beef cross to 1.35. Holstein bull calves mostly 75- 155. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 250. Market cows continue very strong! 30% sold 80- 88.50. Top 90. 45% sold 75- 79.50. Exactly one cow sold under 61!! Shorter run of hay today. Dairy quality 3x4x8 Alfalfa 170- 190. Squares grass 45- 95. Baleage 35- 70. 3x4x8 Wheat straw 85. Rounds corn stalks 45. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. Thanks for your continued patronage!! Lots of good quality cattle consigned for next several weeks.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-17-22

Putin should read Tolstoy's "How Much Land Does a Man Need" Sold more excellent quality dairy cows! Top 2650, 2400, 2250, 2200, 2100, 2000, 2000 Connelly, Byron MN. 2350, 2050 Loyal. 2150, 2100, 2000 Sam Hershberger, Cashton. 2000, 2000 Curvin Fox, Loyal. 2000 Larry Brubacker, Colby. 2000 William Detweiler, Westby. Many good cows 1250- 1950. Mid- grade springing Holstein heifers 1250- 1575.Open Holstein heifers 85- 1.05NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35- 105. Breeding bulls 850- 1650. Market bulls 87.50- 1.00. Choice and prime Holstein steers 123- 127. Low choice and select 112- 119. Beef cross up to 129. Holstein feeder steers 95- 115. Holstein bull calves mostly 95- 165. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 295. 20% of market cows sold 78.50- 86. 60% sold 68- 78. Extreme premium 3x3x8 Alfalfa 160 per bale. Dairy quality 3x4x8 Alfalfa 160- 195. Baleage 25- 80. Better grass mix rounds and squares 50- 65. First crop rounds grass 20- 40. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. Rounds corn stalks 35. 3x4x8 wheat straw 70- 80. 3x3x8 rye straw 35- 40.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-10-22

At the rate fuel price is going up, soon it'll cost more than bottled water!! 128 consignors, 74 buyers, plus a mixed multitude spectators. With so many people choosing to do business with us, we just have to figure out how to have a Monday market cattle and calf sale. It's always a pleasure selling excellent quality cattle. Today was easily the best herd we have ever sold to date. 117 Elvin Martin, Sparta cows AVERAGED 2103!! 18 sold from 2500- 3000. Another 61 sold 2000- 2400. Just amazingly consistent quality all day!! Michael Martin, Colby, sold 5 cows 2000- 2700. Plain or blemished cows 1100 and down. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1700. Opens 85- 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 40. Breeding bulls 850- 1300. Market bulls 75- 97. Choice Holstein steers 120- 125. Beef cross up to 127. Holstein feeder steers 90- 115. Cross bred up to 127.50. Holstein bull calves 95- 155. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 200- 300. Butcher hogs 71.50- 79. Sows77.50- 79.50. Boars 28- 29. 71 market cows on a continued strong Market! 20% sold 76.50- 82. Extreme top 84 from Charles Zimmerman, Withee. 50% sold 65- 76. Hay market trending lower. 3x3x8 dairy Alfalfa 95- 110. Large squares second crop mixed grass 50- 60. First crop rounds and squares grass 25- 45. Good quality baleage 25- 40. 3x4x8 wheat straw 70- 80. 3x3x8 rye straw 40- 45. Small squares grass 3- 4.50. Thanks much for your continued patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-3-22

Our first machinery auction was definitely a success. Good weather, large crowd, active bidding, strong prices!! Bidders from 17 states, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. A little softer undertone in the dairy cow market today but top quality still sold well. Most of the higher selling cattle were registered and part of the Colors of the Season sale. 4250 Nathan Petre, Owen. 3300, 2250 both Jerseys Marvin Reiff, Withee. 3300 Niki Steffenhagen, Darlington. 3000, 2750 Holtland Holsteins, Fennimore. 2800 Jerse Ferdi Seeuws, Sheldon. 2400 Milking Shorthorn Julia Heiman, Neillsville. 2400 Jersey Russ Karl, Neillsville. 2200 Beth Leis, Sparta. 2000 Preston Horning, Livingston. 2000 Oberholtzer, Withee. 2000 Jersey, Braun Livestock, Abbotsford. 2000 Swiss Beth Nelson, Ettrick. Springing heifers sold higher. 2400 Swiss Megan Landkammer, 2300 Niki Steffenhagen, Darlington. 2000 Windle, Withee. Many good springers 1400- 1800. Open Holstein heifers 85- 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 35 per head. Breeding bulls 700- 1350. Market bulls 81- 103. Choice Holstein steers 120- 128NT. Crossbred steers up to 1.38. Holstein bull calves 85- 165. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 195- 280. 33% of market cows sold 71- 79. 50% sold 60- 70. Hay market trending lower. Dairy quality 3x3x8 up to 100 per bale. Grass rounds 35- 60. Rounds corn stalks 35. I believe we had our most consignors ever from one single sale today at 182. Thank you everyone, we greatly appreciate it!!

JWO notes and Market Report for 2-24-22

I saw in the paper ASH SUPPLIES (fencing, water fountains, gates, etc) (715)-321-9988 by Edgar is having open house. When we re-did our yard we bought 40 some gates there. Nice people, quality products, prices were in line AND THEY HAD EVERYTHING IN STOCK!! More quality cows today! Top 2400, 2000 Sam Hershberger, Cashton. 2300 Isaac Lamar Wenger, Colby. 2200, 2100, 2000, 2000 Jonathan Brubaker, Curtis. 2150 Gerald Oberholtzer, Colby. 2100 Allen Weaver, Colby. Many good cows 1200- 1850. Top springing Holstein heifers 1250- 1750NT. Plain springers 1100 and down. Opens 85- 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 35. Holstein breeding bulls 850- 1300. Market bulls 95- 1.04. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 120- 126. Beef cross up to 131. Holstein feeder steers 95- 122. Package 24 head 1152 lbs @ 1.14. Beef steers to 142.50. 10 Angus steers 865 lbs @ 139.50. Holstein bull calves mostly 90- 160. Beef calves up to 190. 140 market cows. 30% sold 73.50- 80. 50% sold 66- 73. Only 5 head below 42. Heavy sows to 69. Butcher hogs 61- 66. Boar 715 lbs @ 17. Hay market steady. Premium quality Alfalfa 3x4x8 185- 200. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 65- 75. Rounds and squares grass 40- 65. Baleage 35- 70. Oatlage 27.50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 77.50. Small squares grass 4.00. 3x3x8 straw 35. Had a large crowd again. Sure glad for each one of you!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-17-22

I guess sometimes children do remember what you say... Going on 10 years ago, another chap and I bought a weed patch with an old house and a turkey barn that had seen better days. We cleaned up and fixed up a little and started a Po- dunk Auction Barn. Our first sale we had several hundred head of cattle. Occasionally I say, it sure was fortunate we opened a salebarn there that day otherwise it would have been really weird if all those people brought so many cattle and it was just a weed patch yet! This week was a little hectic at our sale barn with over 500 cattle, near 1,000 bales hay and straw and part of a million dollars worth of equipment coming through. At one point one of the boys said, it's sure fortunate we started an auction here otherwise it would be really weird with so many people bringing so much stuff and just unloading it here... Still a good market. Top dairy cows 2300 Oberholtzer, Loyal. 2100, 2000 Dwayne Deaton, Athens. 2100 Burnell Martin, Fennimore. 2000 Popp Dairy, Unity. 1950 Ivan Shirk, Colby. Top Jersey 1450. Many good cows 1300- 1900. Later lactation & smaller cows 900- 1200. Springing Holstein heifers 1300- 1450. Plain springers 900- 1100. Opens 80- 95. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 45. Breeding bulls 1275- 1600. Market bulls 80- 96.50. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 118- 126.50. Low choice and Select 106- 115. Beef cross 126- 136NT. Holstein feeder steers 80- 120NT. Holstein bull calves higher, mostly 100- 160. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 200. 25% of market cows sold 68- 75. Top 77. 45% sold 57- 67.50. Supreme quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa 150. Alfalfa grass mix squares 65- 75. Rounds and squares high quality baleage 50- 75. Rounds grass 1st crop 27.50- 45. Rounds corn stalks 45. 3x4x8 wheat straw 75- 80. 3x3x8 straw 45. Small squares grass 3- 4.50. As always, thanks for your business and hope to see you next week!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-10-22

Well that didn't take long. Mark's 30th birthday is Feb. 12th, he was 6 weeks old when we moved from PA to WI. 512 head. Top cows 2600, 2300, 2000 Michael Martin, Colby. 2300 Consignment. 2300, 2200, 2200, 2200, 2000, 2000, 2000 Red Heaven Dairy, Sheldon. 2050, 1950 Dan Von Haden, Fall Creek. With 110 cows averaging over 2000 last week! Many good cows 1400- 1800. Late lactation and blemished cows 1200- market. No supreme top but good Holstein springing heifers 1200- 1400. Opens 75- 95. Single birth Holstien heifer calves 30- 60. Holstein and beef breeding bulls 850- 1700. Market bulls mostly 82- 93 with several 100.50- 102. Bred beef cows mostly 1000- 1400. Small or plain 975- market. Fat cattle keep trending higher, we have a very competitive market! Choice Holstein steers and heifers 120- 128.50. Beef cross to 132. Select 110- 118. Holstien feeder steers 80- 112. Beef feeders up to 134. Holstein bull calves 45- 130. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 130- 300. 110 market cows. 22% sold 70- 83. Top 88. 50% sold 61- 69. Only 6 cows under 40. 2nd week in a row we had our largest ever hay sale! Market steady to lower. 3x4x8 Supreme quality Alfalfa 200- 220 per bale. 3x3x8 Alfalfa grass mix 65- 85. Rounds and squares grass 35- 60. Baleage 35- 82.50. Rounds rye straw 30. 3x4x8 wheat straw 75. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. Spreader load firewood 85. Once again nearly 200 people chose to do business with us this week. Once again we REALLY appreciate that!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-3-22

Never did that before... we bought a church and parsonage this week. Now we have to figure out what we want with it! QUALITY. It's all about quality! Standing room only crowd and they came to buy quality! 26 cows sold from 2300- 2900 and 34 from 2000- 2250. Bill and Barb Theil, Auburndale. Another 62 cows sold 1700- 1950. Better springing heifers 1300- 1700. Plain or smaller springers 1100 and down. Opens 85- 1.00. Few short bred to 1.25. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 40. Breeding bulls 825- 1275. Market bulls 88.50- 96.50. As usual, very competitive fat cattle market! Choice Holstein steers and heifers 118- 124. Beef 125- 129. Holstein feeder steers 85- 115NT. 50% of Holstein bull calves sold 100- 145/ head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 200. 20% of market cows sold 68- 73. Top Holstein 78.50. 50% sold 57- 67. Certified organic cows up to 96. Had our largest hay sale to date with over 60 lots! 3x3x8 Alfalfa 70- 85. 3x4x8 Supreme quality Alfalfa 225/ bale. Rounds and squares grass mix 50- 70. Lower quality grass 30- 45. Dairy quality baleage 50- 75. Rounds oatlage 35. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. 3x4x8 wheat straw 85. 3x3x8 oat straw 35. We are getting some very nice pieces consigned for our March 4th equipment sale!! Thanks so much for your continued business and friendship, greatly appreciated!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-27-22

Things are really looking up...nice winter weather and higher milk prices... just don't say the words, mask, or vaccine, in public! Week later, same story. Large crowd and active market! Top cows 2625, 2325, 2300, 2250 Ivan Fox Jr, Stanley. 2350 Ralph Petersheim, Viroqua. Many good cows 1400- 1950. Top organic cows 15 head 2000- 2700, Ken Yoder Jr, Spencer. Better springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1650. Individual 2200. Plain and smaller bred heifers 700- 1050. Open heifers 80- 95 cwt NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 35 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 1000- 1550. Market bulls 75- 87.50. As usual we had a very good fat cattle market. Choice Holstein steers 119- 125.50. Beef cross 126.50- 128. Holstein feeder steers 85- 115NT. Beef cross up to 1.30. 50% of Holstein bull calves sold 85-145. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 260. Cull cows sold sharply higher!! 33% sold 61-71. 50% of Holstein sold 53- 60 with only 3 cows under 49! Organic market cows mostly 90- 96. Hay, straw, and firewood sold steady. Supreme quality 3x4x8 Alfalfa 225/ bale. Dairy quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85-95. Alfalfa baleage 60- 77.50. Grass mix rounds and squares 45- 65. Few poor quality 20- 27.50. Small squares 2- 4.00. 3x3x8 straw 27.50- 55. 3x4x8 wheat straw 75- 77.50. Spreader load firewood 80. Thanks for your continued support, we really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and Market for 1-20-22

US greenhouse gas emissions (whatever that is) rose 6.2% last year, the national average corn yield hit a record 177 bpa and "confirmation bias" is alive and well in society!! Very active market on good dairy cows. Top 2250, 2200 Burnell Martin, Fennimore. 2250, 2100 Srnka Farms, Algoma. 2050 Breezy Hill Acres, Fennimore. 2000 Jersey cross Bronson Shultz, Wilton. Many good cows 1350- 1950. Blemished cows 900 and down. Better Holstein springing heifers 1550- 1850 with many 1250- 1475. Open heifers 90- 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 35. Holstein breeding bulls 750- 1000. Market bulls up to 84.50. Choice Holstein steers 113- 115. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. 60% Holstein bull calves 50- 135. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 200- 300. 20% of market cows sold 56- 63. 50% sold 44- 55. Only 2 head under 30. Hay market mostly steady with dairy quality baleage higher. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 70- 100. 3x3x6 baleage 62.50- 70. Rounds and squares grass 45- 65. Small squares grass 2.50- 4.50. Corn stalks 37.50. 3x3x8 straw 45- 77.50. Load firewood 105. Thank you for your continued patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-13-22

I thought to talk over the little children's head when I told my wife one of these days I'm going to put that annoying stray cat in a deep sleep. The next day the 6 year old asked if I'm going to use the .22 to put the cat in a deep sleep! It looked like a short day this morning but the drive- ins kept coming until we had right at 400 head! Had good buyer support with an active market all day on most classes. Better fresh cows 1800- 2200. Top 2200 Nolan Garman, Colby. 2100 John Ivan Oberholtzer, Withee. 1950 Ezra Hershberger, Loyal. Many light weight fresh heifers and mid lactation cows 1200- 1600. Blemished cows 700- 1000. Number one springing heifers 1500 - 1700. Top 1750 Allard Meverden, Wittenberg. Plainer springers 800- 1200. Open Holstein heifers 75- 95 /lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 35 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 700- 1200. Market bulls, 7 head 65- 85.50. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 112.50- 118.50. Low choice and select 1.00- 1.12. Holstein feeder steers 80- 115/cwt. 4 black steers 646 lbs @ 1.40. Holstein bull calves 50% sold 85- 140. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 270. Had 5 active buyers on 113 market cows. 20% sold 59- 68. 50% sold 47- 58.50. Only 3 cows under 30. Sold 24 sows weighing 400- 525 @ 47- 52. 3x3x8 Alfalfa 92.50- 105. Dairy quality baleage 55- 70. 3x3x8 grass mix 50- 70. Grass rounds 40- 65. Corn stalks 35. Small squares grass 3- 4.50. Spreader loads firewood 105- 135. Thanks again for all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-6-21

A year ago today there was an uproar in Washington and even now I see signs that say, "Trump won you know." Definitely some slow learners out there. Continued strength in the dairy cattle market. Top cows 2400, 2300 Royal- Vista Holsteins, Pickett WI. 2000 Martin Nigon, Greenwood. Many good cows 1200- 1650. Quality springing Holstein heifers sharply higher 1400- 1550. Opens 80 - 1.00NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 25 Breeding bulls 900 -1300 Choice and prime Holstein steers 114- 120, 6 head 1656 lbs @ 126. Top 1710 lbs @ 128. Low choice and select 106- 113.50. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. Holstein bull calves 85- 125. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 145- 200. 20% of market cows sold 58- 63.50. 50% sold 48- 57.50. 3x3x8 grass mix 60- 70. 3x3x5 dairy quality baleage 55. Rounds 1st crop grass 40 - 60. Rounds corn stalks 27.50- 32.50. Small squares grass 3- 4.50. Had a nice crowd considering the wind chill was way below zero! Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-30-21

A man gave me pickled Herring today. First time I had that & it was good! Well we ended 2021on a good note as far as cattle sales are concerned. Top cows $3200 Red & White, 2600 John Ivan Oberholtzer, Withee. 2500, 2400, 2300 Norman Martin, Stanley. 2100 Jonathan Shirk, Colby. 2000 Marlin Martin, Denmark. 1950 Larry Ringler, Stanley. 1900, 1900, 1900 Alan Mayer, Chili. Many other good cows 1350- 1850. Smaller, low production and blemished cows 900 and down. Good Holstein springing heifers 1200- 1450. Top 1800 Ashley Kaiser, Loyal. Small, plain. or blemished heifers 850 and down. Opens 80- 96. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 5- 25 per head. Two individuals 110 & 120. Breeding bulls 975- 1300. Market bulls 71- 81. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 117- 123.50. Holstein feeder steers 90- 115NT. Holstein bull calves higher. Many 75- 130. Top 150. Plain and lightweight 65 and down. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 235. Market cows mostly 33- 52. Individual Holstein 60. Hay market steady. 3x3x8 dairy quality up to 80/ bale. Grass rounds 35- 60. Thanks for your business and friendship in 2021, we look forward to more of the same in '22!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-16-21

Saw pictures of the power of storms in Kentucky then locally also. Incredible what wind can do! Dairy cow market steady with last week. Better cows 1150- 1700, top 1750 Melvin Zimmerman, Thorp. Mid- grade springing heifers a little higher 800- 1150. Top heifers 1300- 1600. Opens 70- 95 NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 25. Breeding bulls 700- 1200. Market bulls up to .73. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.06- 1.13 on light test. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. Holstein bull calves lower mostly 35- 105. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 200. 30% of market cows 48- 59.50. 50% sold 32-45. Light sows 62- 65. 95 lb Billy $270/ hd.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12-9-21

A man borrowed my truck. When he brought it back he said he filled it with fuel besides paying the mileage rate. I said he's a good fellow and if I ever said anything bad about him I take it back. Five days later there's a picture of my truck and trailer posted in the local truck stop... here he drove off without paying for the fuel!! 130 Consignors chose to sell 730 cattle here today. Our second largest sale ever!! Days like this I am reminded how fortunate we are to have, what I call, the best sale barn crew in America! Top cows 1850, 1650, 1600, 1600, 1600 Bruins Dairy, Waupun. 1650 Marlin Horst, Curtis. 1600, 1600, 1600, 3 Jerseys Marlin Martin, Denmark WI. 1550 Brian Berry, Plover. Many lower quality cows 800 and down. Breeding bulls 700- 1450. Market bulls 54- 72.50. Holstein springing heifers 900 -1300. Lower quality 850 and down. Open Holstein heifers 60- 90cwt. Holstein heifer calves 5- 15/HD. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.13- 1.21. Low choice and Select 1.07- 1.12. Beef cross steers up to 128.50. Holstein feeder steers 75- 1.06. Beef cross up to 147.50. Holstein bull calves lower. Mostly 25- 100. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 200. 20% of market cows sold 46- 62.50. Top 69.50. 50% sold 36- 45.50. Dairy quality hay 3x3x8 65- 72.50. Rounds 2nd crop grass 45- 60. Bean stubble 20 -27.50. Rounds grass mix baleage 30- 40. Small squares grass 4- 4.75. Thank you for your business and friendship!!

JWO Notes and Market Report 12-2-21

Upper 40's in December sure is OK by me! Well its still all about quality! 68 herd cows averaged 1730. 17 Head sold 2000- 2500. Top 2900. Keith Horning Greenwood. Many decent cows 850- 1400. 15 Supreme quality springing Holstein heifers 1400- 1700. Many high quality bred heifers 1000- 1375. Herd open heifers 1.00- 1.55. Other open heifers 65- 90. Herd heifer calves 225- 700. Other Holstein heifer calves 10- 25. Holstein breeding bulls 750- 1475. Market bulls up to 83. Choice Holstein steers 115- 122.50. Low choice and select 106- 114.75. Beef steers up to 130. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. Holstein bull calves 60% sold 100- 195/head. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 145- 300. 25% of market cows sold 50- 64. 50% sold 33- 47. Sold 27 loads hay and bedding. 4th crop rounds Alfalfa 90. 3x3x8 grass mix 50- 70. First crop rounds grass 25- 35. Rounds bean stubble 20- 27.50. Rounds cornstalks 17.50- 25. 40 acres land rent auction brought 250/ acre. Standing room only crowd! 140 registered bidders, 108 consignors. And yes, we appreciate every one of you!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 11-24-21

Just think, some night the stars will gleam, Upon a cold grey stone, And trace a name with silver beam, And lo! 'twill be your own. -Robert W. Service Had a shorter run of cattle today. Markets mostly steady with top dairy cows a little lower. Good fresh cows 1300- 1700. 50% of dairy cows 575- 1150. Springing Holstein heifers 1000- 1275. Open heifers 65- 90. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 50. Breeding bulls 700- 1300 NT. Market bulls 60- 70. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 113- 116. Beef cross up to 118. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. Holstein bull calves 60- 110. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 250. 20% of market cows sold 49- 54. 60% sold 37- 45. Hay sold steady. 4th crop 3x3x8 grass mix 80- 90. Rounds grass 2nd crop 45- 60. First crop rounds grass 27.50- 35. Small squares grass 4.50- 5.00. Hope to see you again next week!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 11-18-21

In case the deer hunting thing doesn't work out, I know where you can get large pieces of good meat for very reasonable. Recent price trends continued this week. Good dairy cows stronger, cull cows lower. Sold 227 dairy cows. Top 2500, 2400, 2300 Joel Glenz, Strum. 2350, 2200, 2000 Landl Farms, Kaukauna. 50% of all cows averaged 1635. Lower quality and blemished cows 900 and down. Holstein springing heifers 11 head from Glenz herd averaged 1455. Top 2 @ 1650. Most springers800- 1200. Open heifers 55- 95/ lb. Holstein heifer calves 10- 80/ hd. Breeding bulls 550- 1350. Market bulls 55- 71. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 105- 118 NT. Holstein feeder steers 65- 90. Beef cross up to 1.34. Holstein bull calves much lower 15- 90. Top beef cross calves 200- 300. Market cows lower. 20% 47- 54.50. 50% sold 32- 43. Hay sold higher today. 3rd crop 3x3x8 grass mix 85-95. First crop rounds grass 27.50- 40. Rounds baleage up to 42.50. Rounds oat straw 20. Small squares grass 5.00. As always, thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 11-11-21

We got a brand new grandson yesterday. That's number 15! 9 girls, 6 boys. Always enjoyable selling high- quality and hand- picked cows! Top cows today 2450, 2400, 2150 Marlin Horst, Thorp. 2450, 2050 Michael Martin, Colby. 2400, 2200 Jonathan Shirk, Colby. 2300 Preston Horning, Livingston. 2200, 2000 Leonard Ray Zimmerman, Greenwood. 2200 consignment, Colby. 2100 Lamar Weaver, Unity. Many other good cows 1200- 1900. Mid grade springing heifers 900- 1150. Open Holstein heifers 60- 80 CWT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 45 per head. Sold 19 bulls. Top, 940 lb red and white 1800. Breeding bulls 775- 1450. Market bulls 70- 85. Choice and prime Holstein steers 1.15- 1.20. 3 head 1717 lbs @ 124.75. Select Holsteins 94- 1.02. Choice beef steers and heifers 116- 122. 230 feeder cattle. Holstein feeder steers 75- 1.10. Bef feeder steers and heifers mostly 1.00 - 162.50. Holstein bull calves 75- 145. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 180- 255. 4 sows 645 lbs @ 78cwt. 3 sows 707 lbs @ 77cwt. 1 sow 460 lbs @ 62. 104 market cows. Cull cows much lower. 20% sold 50- 59.50. 60% sold 34- 49. 3x3x8 grass mix 2nd crop up to 75 per bale. First crop round 25- 40. Second crop grass rounds up to 55. 148 individual sellers chose to do business with us today. Thank you! 77 individual buyers chose to do business here today. Thank you! A large mixed multitude chose to get out of the weather and eat free coffee and donuts here today. Glad to have you too!!  

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-28-21

No one asked for my opinion but spending money for Halloween decorations has to rate towards the top of stupid investments. Top dairy cows sold higher today. 2100 Willard Brubacker, Stratford. 2000, 1900 Hank Boschma, Athens. 1900, 1900 Swiss Brad Dorwin, Glenwood City. Many good cows 1000- 1700. Not many quality heifers. Mostly going to feed lots 60- 75/lb. Top springer 1350. Single birth Holstein heifer calves10- 50. Breeding bulls 850- 1425. Market bulls NT. Holstein bull calves 100- 145. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 255. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 108- 117. Beef heifers up to 123.50. Holstein feeder steers package 20 head 442 lbs @ 1.04. Beef cross feeders up to 1.35. 20% of market cows sold 60- 68. 40% sold 45- 59. Very much a buyer's market on good hay. 4th crop 3x3x8 grass/alfalfa mix $60. 3rd crop grass 3x3x8 45- 55. Rounds grass 25- 35. Rounds corn stalks 22.50. Bean stubble 20-25. Small squares grass 3- 3.50. Small squares straw $2 Nice weather, good crowd, sale went well. Thanks everyone! Hope to see you next week again!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-21-21

Recently I witnessed two parties settle a long standing disagreement over a sizable sum of money. Deep down I'm guessing everyone involved is wondering, "now why didn't we just do that a long time ago?" Dairy cows steady to stronger from last week. Top 1800 consignment Loyal. 1700 Levi Borntrager, Augusta. Many good cows 1000- 1700. Top springing heifers 1100- 1400 NT. Open Holstein heifers 70- 85. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 60. Breeding bulls 700- 1200. Market bulls 66- 82. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 111- 118. Beef steers up to 123. Holstein feeder steers 90- 110NT. Beef feeders up to 1.40. Holstein bull calves 90- 140 per head. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 135- 275. 30% of market cows sold 52- 64.50. 30% sold 43- 50.50. 3rd crop 3x3x8 grass 60- 65. First crop rounds grass 25- 35. Rounds bean stubble 20. Had a little shorter run of hay and cattle today but some excellent quality! Thanks again all truckers, buyers, and sellers!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10-14-21

Simple pleasure. About a year ago I broke my favorite coffee cup. Recently we bought a house with quite a few quality items left behind including an actual matching set of coffee cups that I really like! Dairy cows sold higher today. Many good cows 1200- 1875. Top 1975 Lamar Hoover, Stratford. 1900 Clair Weaver, Edgar. Small, plain or blemished 500-800. We sold 3 high quality herds private treaty this month. They averaged 1625, 1400, 1375. Breeding bulls 650- 1625. Market bulls 73-90. Fat cattle sold lower. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 106-113. Beef cattle up to 115. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110. Beef steers 105- 156. Top, 7 black unweaned calves 516 lbs @ 156.00 cwt & 6 unweaned black heifers 419 lbs @ 144. Holstein bull calves 45- 130. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 170- 265. Market cows sharply lower. 20% sold 53- 67. Feeding cows 70- 80. 50% sold 40- 52.50. Third crop 3x3x8 grass mix 60- 65. First crop rounds grass 30- 45. Second crop 50- 60. Last years beanstalks 10- 20. Once again over 140 consignors today and we appreciate every single one!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 9-16-21

People good at making excuses usually aren't good at much else. Market mostly steady. Top certified organic cows $1700- $2000. Conventional Holstein cows up to 1725. Top Fleckvieh cow 1725. Springing heifers 850- 1300 NT. Open heifers 75-95. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15-35. Holstein breeding bulls 900- 1300. 2 year old Fleckvieh bull $3100. Yearling Fleckvieh bulls 660lbs @ $1900, 645 lbs @ 1600. Market bulls 85.50- 94. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 105- 116. Beef cross 117- 121. Holstein bull calves 50- 120. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 175- 225. 5 lambs 110 lbs @ 210cwt. 30% of market cows 56- 70.50. Top 73. 30% 49- 56. Thanks for your business!

Market Report and JWO Notes for 9-9-21

If the top 1% pay over 40% of all income taxes and the bottom 90% pay less than 29%, why so much noise about the 1% not paying their fair share? Markets pretty steady throughout. Top dairy cows today 1650 with several Jerseys up to 1300. Many good milk cows 900- 1300. Decent springing heifers 950- 1275. Small or blemished heifers discounted sharply. Open Holstein heifers 75- 95. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 50. Holstein breeding bulls 750- 1100. Top Angus bull 1050 lbs @ 1600. Market bulls 75- 93. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.11- 1.18. Beef steers up to 121.50. Holstein feeder steers 90- 1.15. Light weight beef cross steers up to 1.50. Holstein bull calves 70- 125. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 240. 25% of market cows 52- 68.50. 50% sold 40- 51.50. Second and third crop 3x3x8 grass mix hay 65- 67.50. Third crop Alfalfa 85. Again over 100 consignors. A special thank you to all buyers and sellers, truckers, and staff!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 9-2-21

Who knew so many people are in the market for a bridge?! I wish more people were in the market for dairy cows, still a buyer's market. Top cows 1500- 1850. Lots of plainer cows 900 and down. Springing Holstein heifers mostly 800- 1300. Open heifers 75- 95. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 25. Breeding bulls 900- 1500. Market bulls 75- 92. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.08- 1.20. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. Holstein bull calves much lower 30- 85. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 100- 145. 20% of market cows 50- 66.50. 50% 40- 49.50 3rd crop 3x3x8 Alfalfa and grass mix 55- 85. 1st crop rounds 25- 40. Small squares grass $2. Thank you for your patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-26-21

Making low budget memories. Pitched our tents on the lawn, had mountain pies for supper, played corn hole till way past dark, (that's what lanterns are for) made scrumptious breakfast over an open fire (couldn't tell if it was a heavy mist or a light rain for awhile), played a little more corn hole and called it a family vacation! Oh yes, a few of the more ambitious ones got up early and went fishing on the Water shed. By their say-so they caught 114 fish in an hour... catch and release of course. Once again, it's all about quality, better cattle sell for more money! Many good cows 1400- 1850. Top 2000 Larry Brubacker Jr, Stratford. Springing Holstein heifers still a buyer's market. Good springers 1000- 1350. Had an excellent run of open heifers mostly selling 80- 92. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 50/ hd. Holstein breeding bulls 750- 1100. Market bulls up to 80.50. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 110- 118. Cross breds up to 118. Holstein feeder steers 89- 1.15NT. Cross bred up to 1.30. Holstein bull calves 70- 145. Beef cross bull and heifer calves up to 260. Sold 90 market cows. Top high yielding cows 70- 74.50. Individual young fleshy cow 94. 20% sold 50- 61. Balance of cows much lower 36- 49. Same story in the hay market, top quality sold higher, everything else lower. Another load from Jeff Severson topped the sale with 3x3x8 Alfalfa 85 and 3x3x8 grass mix 3rd crop 82.50. Rounds grass 27.50- 50. Small squares grass 2nd crop $2.00.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-19-21

No, I don't believe the government is trying to kill you or injecting a tracking chip with covid vaccinations but hey, if you think they are, I'd like to talk to you about a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. 618 head consigned by 133 people that chose to sell here today. Also had 68 individual buyers plus a boat load of free food eaters! Top dairy cows 1500- 1850. Many good cows 1050- 1475. No supreme top springing Holstein heifers. Good quality springers are still a buyer's market 900- 1200. Open Holstein heifers 65- 90/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65 per head. 17 bulls. Holstein breeding bulls 1000- 1450. Top Angus bull 990 lbs @ $1650. Market bulls 79- 87. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 1.08- 1.20. Crossbreds up to 1.20 331 feeder cattle. Representative sales, 20 Black strs 730 lbs @ 157.50. 11 black strs 876 lbs @ 1.42, 4 red strs 773 lbs @ 1.42, 4 red hfrs 793 lbs @ 1.47, 16 black hfrs 719 lbs @ 1.34, 13 Black hfrs 804 lbs @ 1.28, 9 Hol strs 392 lbs @ 1.10, 9 Hol strs 45 lbs @ 1.09, 17 Hol strs 711 lbs @ 1.02, 9 Hol strs 442 lbs @ .99, 18 Angus cross strs 633 lbs @ 1.23. Holstein bull calves 65- 140. Cross bred bull and hfr calves lower, 135- 250 per head. Market cows lower. 25% sold 52.50- 67.50. Top 70. 50% sold 42.50- 52. 3rd crop 3x3x8 Alfalfa $80/bale. 3rd crop grass mix squares up to 75. Rounds grass 27.50- 45. Rounds and squares good quality straw 22.50- 35. Small squares of wheat straw $2.00. Thanks for all the continued support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-12-21

Perfectly clear and a fascinating meteor shower. The psalmist was right, The Heavens declare the glory of God... We had a nice herd dispersal today and overall dairy cows sold higher. Top 2000 Dan Krekelberg, Leseur MN. 1800 Larry Brubacker, Edgar. Many good cows 1150- 1750. Good springing Holstein heifers 1050- 1350. Plain or smaller springers 650- 850. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95 CWT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 85. Holstein breeding bulls 1200- 1500. Market bulls 73- 85. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 1.08- 1.20. Top 121.50 Stephen High, Neillsville. Beef steers and heifers up to 1.25. Conrad Smith, Loyal. Holstein feeder steers 88- 1.18NT. Beef feeders up to 1.60NT. Holstein bull calves 60- 125/ head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 215- 240. Sold 98 market cows. Better cows 60- 78. Top Holstein 79 Jim Johnson, Colby. Bulk of cows 40- 59. 3x3x8 grass mix 2nd crop 65. Rounds first crop 40- 55. Large squares wheat straw 30- 35. Small square second crop grass 2.75. 97 consignors, 46 individual buyers, and 125 registered bidders. We keep selling quite a few cattle online at CattleUSA.com including 15 milking dairy cows that went to Tennessee this week. Thanks for your continued support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 8-5-21

The boys were shooting clay birds the other night. An awful lot of them didn't break up. Maybe some steel ones mixed in? Continued buyer's market. No supreme top cows today. Good Holstein milk cows 850- 1400. Jersey cows dispersal, many good cows 650- 1300. High quality springing Holstein heifers 1100- 1400. Mid- grade springers 800- 1075. Open Holstein heifers 70- 85. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40- 70. Breeding bulls 700- 1200. Market bulls 80- 90NT. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 11.05- 1.12. Beef cross 1.10- 1.20NT. Holstein feeder steers 85- 1.20NT. Holstein bull calves 85- 135. Beef cross calves 160- 250/head. Sold 100 market cows. Better cows 68.50- 75. Main run Holsteins 50- 66.50. Large run of hay & straw. 42 lots. Prices a little softer. 2nd crop 3x3x8 grass mix 55- 75. 1st crop grass rounds 30- 50. Rounds oat straw 25-30. Large squares wheat straw 35- 40. Small squares oat straw 3.00. Hope to see you next week. If you can't make it, we do order buying. Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-29-21

Went to PA for a family reunion last weekend. Had an enjoyable time but it's still a long way to drive! No extreme top cows today. Many good cows 950- 1600. Springing Holstein heifers 850- 1200. Open heifers 75- 95. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 65. Holstein breeding bulls 850- 1350. Market bulls 79- 92. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 108- 116.50. cross bred steers and heifers 110- 119. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110NT. Calves sold sharply higher! Holstein bull calves100- 145/ head. Beef cross calves 170- 275. Market cows steady. 20% sold 60.50- 72. Top 77. 50% sold 49- 59.50. 3- 750 lb sows $88 / CWT. 2nd crop Alfalfa large squares $225- $250 / ton. 2nd crop large squares grass mix 65-85/ bale. Round bales grass 45- 65. Rounds oat straw 30- 35/ bale. Had 99 individual consignors and 44 individual buyers. Believe me, we appreciate every one of your patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-22-21

Fried zucchini and tomato sandwiches for supper, we eat extremely well out of the garden this time of year! Same story just one week later. It's all about quality! Top dairy cows 2100, 1900, 1875 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. Most good dairy cows 900- 1500. Springing heifers 850- 1300NT. Open Holstein heifers 75- 90. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 30 per head. Fancy R&W Holstein bull 695 lbs @ $1050. Market bulls up to 83. Choice and prime Holstein steers 112.50- 114.50 with only 1 Holstein steer under 107.50 today. Cross breds up to 117. Holstein feeder steers mostly 83- 92. Cross breds up to 132.50. Bull calves lower. Holsteins mostly 45- 85. Beef cross calves 150- 225. Market cows higher. 20% sold 67- 73. 45% sold 51- 66.50. We sold a lot more hay this week and the market was sharply higher! Second crop 3x3x8 grass/ clover mix 105- 110 per bale. 2nd crop large squares grass 60- 75. First and second crop grass rounds 45- 60. Thanks for your business and hope to see you all again next week!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-15-21

We dabble in buying and selling houses. It sure is a lot easier to sell properties right now than it is to buy. Call me if you know one for sale not listed on MLS. Any condition. Top dairy cows today 1800, 1800, 1700 Barry Richardson, Milladore. Many good cows sold 1100- 1600. Plain, older or blemished cows 1000- market. Springing Holstein heifers mostly 850- 1300NT. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 65 per head. Breeding bulls 675- 1525. Market bulls 80- 89. Choice Holstein steers 102- 108. Cross breds up to 1.11. Sold 88 market cows. Market lower. 22% sold 52.50- 67.50. 50% sold 42- 52. Hay market continues relatively strong. Second crop grass/ clover mix large squares 75- 77.50. First crop rounds and squares 40- 55. Yes we DO appreciate your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-8-21

There's a quote in John 18:38 that would apply to a lot of things in society today and another one that would hardly apply at all. Had a few supreme top cows today and overall the market was a little stronger than the last few weeks. Top cows 2250, 2100 Wilson Brubacker, Stratford. Better Holstein cows 1100- 1800. Consignment of fancy registered Jerseys 1100- 1425. Holstein springers 900- 1200. Fancy Jersey springers 800- 1050. Holstein opens 70- 90. Package 12 head Jersey heifers 435 lb at 485 per head. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- $60. Sold 20 bulls today. Top Holstein bull 1305 lbs @ $1800 Paul Oberholtzer, Loyal. Top Hereford bull 1100 lbs @ $1750 Walter Piskow, Granton. Top Angus bull 1200 lbs @ $1725 David Oberholtzer, Colby. Market bulls 80- 90. Choice and prime Holstein steers mostly 109.50- 114.50 with no Holsteins under 1.05. Crossbred steers up to 122.50. 82 calves. Holstein bull calves 60- 125. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 185- 280. 81 Market cows. Top 71.50. 20% sold 57- 69.50. 45% sold 50- 57.50. First crop rounds and squares grass 47.50- 57.50 Large squares grass 2nd crop 60- 75. Small squares 1st crop grass 2.85. Over 100 registered bidders today again. Thank you for participating in the only true form of price discovery!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 7-1-21

Been trying to eat healthy with lots of fruit lately. Strawberry pie, Strawberry Shortcake, fresh Strawberries and ice cream.... Dairy cows sold mostly steady. Still a buyer' market. No supreme top cows today. The bulk of good cows 900- 1450. Springing Holstein heifers mostly 900- 1200. Open Holstein heifers a little higher 70- 95 with a few higher. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 30- 60 per head. No test on bulls today. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 1.05- 1.10NT. Choice beef cross steers and heifers up to 1.08. Holstein bull calves sharply higher 90- 165. Beef cross calves 190- 265. Market cows lower on a holiday market. 20% sold 52.50- 63.50. 60% sold 37- 47. 3x3x8 grass mix first crop 50- 60. Thanks for your business! We always have order buying available!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 6-24-21

Good advice on a church sign... build a bridge and get over it!! 620 head consigned today by 145 consignors. 170 Dairy cows. Market steady to stronger. Better fresh cows 1400- 1900 with the bulk of good cows selling 900- 1250. 116 dairy heifers. Very much a buyer's market in the springing heifer division. Many good heifers 950- 1150. Small and plain heifers 850 and down. Open Holstein heifers 68- 90/ lb with a few fancy up to 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 5- $30 per head. 13 bulls. Holstein breeding bulls 650- 1300. Market bulls 85- 92. 40 Fats, 70 feeders, 114 calves. Choice and Prime Holstein steers and heifers 97- 109 with cross breds up to 114. Holstein feeder steers mostly 84- 95. Beef steers up to 1.15. Holstein bull calves lower, 40- 125. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 170- 255. 107 Market cows. Sold lower. 33% sold 55- 67. 33% 47- 54. 3x3x8 new crop grass mix 50-75. Alfalfa up to 80/ bale. 3x4x8 wheat straw 50- 52.50 Counting buyers, sellers, truckers, staff, and spectators we had contact with roughly 300 people. Thank you for choosing to participate in our market!

JWO Notes and Market Report For 6-10-21

I have no idea how they measure these things but I saw a study that said waking up one hour earlier can lower your likelihood of severe depression by 25%. Would waking up 2 hours earlier lower it by 50% Very warm. Lots of heat stress on cattle and people. Dairy cows sold steady to a little stronger. Top cows, 1800 Harry Keim, Willard. 1700 Sam Hershberger, Cashton. 1700 Tracey Horkan, Reedsburg. Lots of good cows 1100- 1500. Late lactation, older, smaller & blemished cows 1000- market. Fancy springing heifers 1550, 1400 Allard Meverden, Wittenberg. Common springers 850- 600. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95 NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 10- 60 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 700- 1300. Market bulls 86- 94. 43 fat cattle. Choice and prime Holstein steers mostly 110- 114.50 with no Holstein steers under 104.50. Crossbreds up to 116.50. Several nice packages Holstein feeder steers 88- 114. Load private treaty Holsteins 330 lbs @ 1.28. Good Holstein bull calves 85- 135/ head. Sold 20 crossbred bull and heifer calves 175- 290. 104 market cows. 25% sold 72.50- 79.50. 50% sold 60- 69.50. 3x3x8 new crop grass 65-67.50. Thunderstorm last night dropped the temperature 25 degrees and gave us a nice shot of rain! Thank you for reading. If you're reading this and not doing business with us.... well we'd sure be glad if you did!

JWO Notes and market report for 6-3-21

And what is so rare as a day in June? Tremendous amount of high quality hay got made this week. Tremendous amount of people were not at the dairy sale this week making it a buyer's market. Definitely glad for our online crowd as we sold more cattle than ever that way. Quality was on the average side overall today. Top dairy cows 1500- 1700 with many cows selling 800- 1200. Mid grade springing heifers 800- 1200. Open Holstein heifers 65- 90 per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 70 per head. Breeding bulls 600- 1500. Two market bulls 92.50 & 94.50. No test on feeder or fat cattle today. Holstein bull calves 80- 125. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 185- 295. 20% of market cows sold 70- 74. 50% sold 57- 67. Hay market steady. Semi load 3x3x8 new crop grass/ clover 77.50- 85. Rounds baleage 35. Rounds grass Alfalfa mix $45. 3x4x8 wheat straw $50. As always, if you can't make the sale, we do offer order buying. Thanks for your continued support!!

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 selling 1050- 1750. Top 1825 Todd and Stacy Leiding, Fountain, MN. Plain, small, late lactation & blemished cows 900 and down. Springing heifers 850- 1300. Open Holstein heifers 70- 90/ lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 60 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 650- 1300. Angus 1625. Registered milking Shorthorn 790 lbs @ $1750. Adam Luchterhand, Granton. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 98.50- 104.50. Beef cross steers 106.50- 110. Holstein feeder steers 80- 113. Package fancy Fleckveih steers 20 head 744 lbs @ 1.22, 17 head 887 lbs @ 120.50. Holstein bull calves 50- 140. Beef cross bull and heifer 165- 310. 29% of market cows sold 60- 67. 46% sold 50- 59.50. Semi load second crop 3x3x8 grass/ clover 75-80. First crop Alfalfa large squares 45- 65. Semi load 3x4x8 western wheat straw 52- 58. Thank you to all the buyers, sellers, and truckers that continue to support our market!! We really appreciate your business!!

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 725 lbs. at $750/hd. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35- 65. Breeding bulls 700- 1100. 990 lb Angus @ $1700. Market bulls 76- 87. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 101.50- 106.50. Beef cross to 107. Holstein feeder steers 77- 97. Beef cross to 115. Holstein bull calves 85- 155. Beef cross calves 180- 315. 38% of market cows sold 60.50- 66. Extreme top 77. 42% sold 51.50- 59.50. Round bales first crop grass 32- 37.50. Rounds baleage 30- 37.50. Semi load second crop 3x3x8 grass mix 80- 82.50. Thanks again for all your continued support!!

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 again. Top 2700 Swiss, 2000 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 2200, 2175 James Weaver, Colby. 2150 Cleon Weaver, Colby. 2075, 2000 Harry Keim, Willard. 2025, 2000 Jim Flemming, Westby. Many good cows 1300- 1900. Medium quality springing heifers 800- 1200. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95 per lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40- 90 per head. Top Holstein breeding bulls 805 lbs Red and White @ 1500. 710 lbs @ 1450. 1360 lbs @1075. Market bulls 70- 82 NT. Sold 72 fat cattle. Choice beef steers107.50- 110. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 99.50- 106.50. Holstein feeder steers 76- 95.50. Cross breds up to 1.21. Holstein bull calves 75- 150. Cross bred bull and heifer calves 225- 270. 30% of market cows sold 60- 66, top 67.50. 40% sold 52- 59.50. Very limited supply of hay this week. Round bales first crop $35. Semi load 3x3x8 second crop grass/clover 80- 87.50. Feed grade wheat straw 3x4x8 50- 52.50. Thank you for your business, we really appreciate it!!

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 950- 1200. 2 head @1450 Allard Meverden, Wittenberg. Plain and small springers 850 and down. Open Holstein heifers 75- 95 per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 75 per head. Breeding bulls 700- 1700. Market bulls 70- 80 per pound. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 95- 99.50. Holstein feeder steers 75- 1.10NT. Holstein bull calves mostly 80- 175 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 280. Market cows lower. 33% sold 56- 62.50. Top 66. 33% sold 44- 55. Short run of hay today, prices higher. Second crop grass rounds up to 85. First crop 45- 70. Rounds baleage 40- 60. Rounds corn stalks 17.50. Rounds oat straw 25. 3x4x8 wheat straw $50. Smaller buying crowd today. Farming is going full bore this week. Be careful out there and we look forward doing business with you again next week!

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 less. Excellent buying opportunities on good dairy cows. Top cows 1700- 2000 with many good cows 950- 1600. Number one springing heifers 1100- 1400. Small, plain, or blemished heifers 700- 950. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95 per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 45 per head. Breeding bulls 650- 1650. Market bulls 70- 82. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 97.50- 103.50 with 10 head 105- 108. Beef cross up to 111. Holstein feeder steers 85- 103 with crossbreds up to 130. Sold 70 calves. 65% of Holstein bull calves sold 150- 215 /head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves mostly 235- 305. Top 320. 50% of market cows sold 61- 68, top 69.50. 35% sold 51- 60.50. Dairy quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa/ grass 87.50. Large square second crop grass 55-75. Round and squares first crop 35-60. Corn stalks 17.50- 20. 3x3x8 oat straw 20- 25. We had 107 individual consignors today and a nice size buyer crowd considering it was weather to be farming. Once again, thank you for choosing to do business with us. We really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-22-21

Well that was worth opening the doors. 109 consignors, 617 cattle cattle, 94 buyers. Thanks to everyone that participated! If you weren't any of the above, I think you should be. Top dairy cows 2175, 2050 Hodgson Holsteins, Ridgeway WI. Sold a lot of cows from 1000- 1600 with a small percentage above that. Bred beef cows 900- 1300. Number one Holstein springing heifers 1150- 1500. Top 1600 Lois VonHaden, Tomah. Open Holstein heifers75- 95/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 30- 60 / hd. Breeding bulls 700- 1375. Market bulls 70- 90NT. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 98-105NT, beef to 112NT. Holstein feeder steers 91- 117. Beef feeders 120- 157.50. Holstein bull calves mostly 105-185. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 210- 305/head. Market cows lower. 35% sold 60-66, 35% sold 55-59.50. Thanks for doing business here and hope to see you again next week!!

JWO notes and Market Report for 4-15-21

Large crowd and good cattle today!! 58 cow herd dispersal averaged $1515. Many good cows 1600- 2200. Top 2250 Burnell Martin, Fennimore. Later lactation and smaller cows 1000- 1500. Excellent run of number one springing heifers 1250- 1575. Top 1700 Joseph Hoover, East Earl, PA. Open Holstein heifers 75-95/ lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 75 per head. Breeding bulls 800- 1350. Market bulls 80- 90. High yeilding choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 102- 107.50. Choice 93-99. Beef steers and heifers 110- 112. Holstein feeder steers 85- 115 NT. Holstein bull calves 90- 155. Beeef cross bull and heifer calves 185- 290. 40% of market cows sold 63- 68.50. Top 71. 45% sold 55- 62.50. Hay market steady to stronger. Dairy quality 3x3x8 85- 105/ bale. Baleage up to 65. Second and third crop rounds and squares 60- 75. First crop grass 25- 35. 3x4x8 wheat straw 52.50. Rounds bean stubble 15- 22.50. Corn stalks 15- 20. Small squares 2.50- $4. As Always, we really appreciate your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-8-21

Read an interesting quote on a business postmortem. The death certificate said covid but underlying condition was Amazon. Sold 240 dairy cattle on a steady market today. 25% of the cows sold 1600- 1900. Still a buyer's market with many good cows 900- 1500. Good quality springing heifers 1050- 1400. Open Holstein heifers 80- 95 per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 50- 100 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 800- 1200. Market bulls 85- 1.00. Choice/prime Holstein steers and heifers 1.00- 1.05. Holstein feeder steers 86- 1.10. 10 head beef steers 662 lbs @ 1.42. Holstein bull calves mostly 85- 135. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 190- 255. Market cows steady to stronger. 33% sold 64- 72.50. 50% sold 54- 63.50. Dairy quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa mix 80- 100/ bale. Second crop grass mix rounds and squares 50- 70. First crop grass rounds 25- 35. Small squares grass 2- 3.50. Wheat straw 25-32.50. Feed grade wheat straw 50/bale. Thank you for all your business, we really appreciate it!! If you can't make the sale we also do order buying.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 4-1-21

Sold over 600 dairy cattle the last 10 days. Definitely some excellent buying opportunities on good cattle! Better fresh Holstein cows 1700- 2100, top 2150 Roger Books, Maiden Rock, WI. Top Procross cows 1900- 2300. Many good dairy cows 1000- 1600. Number one Holstein springing heifers 1250- 1650. Most bred heifers 850- 1100. Jersey springers 600- 950. Open Holstein heifers 70- 85 per pound. Jersey open heifers 70- 1.25 per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20-$90 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 600- 1600. Jerseys 600- 900. Mrket bulls 82- 86. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 95- 102.50. Holstein feeder steers 80- 110 NT. Holstein bull calves mostly 95- 170. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 180- 270. 20% market cows sold 58- 65. Top 67. 62% sold 50- 57.50. Hay sold steady to stronger. Dairy quality grass mixed hay 70- 85. Second crop grass rounds and squares 45- 65. First crop rounds grass 25- 35. Baleage 30- 55. Rounds straw $35. Corn stalks 15- 22.50. Small squares grass 1.50- 4.00. Thanks again for all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-25-21

Best part of my job? I get to meet a lot of nice people! Dairy cows trending lower. Large supply available and buyers are very selective on quality. Better fresh cows 1800- 2400. Top 2600 Magnuson Mini Acres, Neillsville. Bulk of good cows 900- 1500. High quality registered springing heifers 1400- 1825. Most springing heifers 850- 1250. Open Holstein heifers 75- 95 cents per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 50- 105/hd. Dairy bulls 700- 1300 per head. Market bulls mostly 82- 88. Sold 20 bred beef cows 1125- 1375. Sold 56 fat cattle. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 94- 1.00. Holstein feeder steers 89- 1.07. Crossbreds up to 1.25. Holstein bull calves much higher, mostly 100- 180 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 2.10- 3.15/ lb. 101 market cows. 28% sold from 60- 66, top 72. 50% sold 53- 59.50. Dairy quality 3x3x8 Alfalfa/ grass 80- 95. Second crop grass rounds and squares 50- 72.50. Rounds first crop grass 25- 40. Baleage 25- 50. Rounds corn stalks 15-20. Square bales bean stubble 17.50-22.50. Small squares grass 1.50- 4.00. We appreciate your business very much!!

Market Report and JWO Notes for 3-18-21

Spring it is!! Dairy cows still trending a little lower overall. Top Holstein cows 1600- 1800. Top Jersey cows 1800- 2000. Many good quality cows 900- 1400. Mid- grade springing heifers 850- 1200. Open Holstein heifers 75- 90 cents per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35- 50 dollars per head, top $95. Holstein breeding bulls 800- 1400. Market bulls mostly 84- 88. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 94- 101.50. Swiss steers 102- 104. Holstein feeder steers 88-1.15. Sold 72 calves, market higher. Holstein bull calves mostly 85- 135 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 140- 230. 20% of market cows sold 60- 67. 60% sold 50- 59.50. Top quality grass 3x3x8 mix $85/ bale. Dairy quality alfalfa mix baleage $75. First crop grass rounds and squares 30- 45. Most baleage 20- 30. Large squares oat straw 27.50. Bean stalks $20. Rounds corn stalks 12.50- 25. Thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-11-21

Just because we don't understand something, does that automatically make it wrong?! No herd dispersal today and no supreme top cows. Overall dairy cow market considerable softer than it's been the last while. Many respectable quality cows 950- 1600. Springing heifers1150- 1275. Open Holstein heifers 75- 95 per lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 50 per head, one at 95. Good 1300 lb Holstein breeding bulls 1150- 1250. Market bulls 85- 90. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 90- 95. Beef cross 98- 1.01. Holstein feeder steers 87.50- 105.50. Package of 26 reputation Holstein steers 502 lbs @ 105.50. Beef cross up to 132.50. Holstein bull calves mostly 50- 115, top 135. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 150- 250/ head. 20% of the market cows sold 58- 65. 50% sold 48.50- 57.50. Premium 3x3x8 grass 95/ bale. Premium rounds Alfalfa/ grass baleage $70. Most rounds and squares 30- 40. most baleage 22.50- 35. Rounds cornstalks 20- 25. 3x3x8 wheat straw 37.50. Yes we DO appreciate your patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 3-4-21

March Fourth! If you plan to start or do anything notable, today would be as good a day as any. Top dairy cows 2150 Larry Brubaker, Colby. 2100, 2000 Jonas Stutzman, Milladore. Many good cows 1100- 1975. Medium quality springing heifers 700- 1100. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95/lb. Holstein heifer calves 10- $40 per head. Breeding bulls 1000- 1675/ head. Market bulls 75- 82.25. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 91-95. Crossbreds up to 99. Holstein bull calves mostly 55- 110. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 190- 220. 20% of market cows sold 57.50- 64.50. 60% sold 47.50- 56. Our largest hay, straw, and firewood sale to date. Sold 67 lots on a lower market. 3x3x8 dairy quality mixed hay $80/ bale. Good quality mixed grass rounds and squares 50- 77.50. First crop rounds grass 22.50- 35. Baleage 22.50- 45. Rounds bean stubble 20-25. Rounds corn stalks 20- 30. 3x4x8 straw $60. Small squares grass 1.75- 4.50. Spreader loads firewood 75- 100. Thank you for your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-25-21

Riddle me this. What do the Deep state, Bitcoin, and Santa Claus have in common? Another nice run of cattle today. We sold 174 dairy cows, 58 dairy heifers, 110 cull cows, 28 fats, 77 feeder cattle, 4 dairy bulls, 11 market bulls, 70 bull calves, 10 heifer calves. Top dairy cows 2200 Joseph R Miller, Coloma. 2200 Nolan Garman, Colby. Top Jersey 2000 Eli Beiler, Platteville. Better cows 1700- 2100. Many good cows 900- 1600. Of course last weeks tops were 2700- 3500. Top springers 1100- 1450. Open Holstein heifers 80- 1.10 /lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 65/hd. Dairy bulls 700- 1650. Market bulls mostly 74- 85. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 90- 95.25, crossbreds 100.oo- 106.50. Holstein feeder steers 91- 1.06. Crossbreds 1.01- 1.15. Holstein bull calves 40- 110. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 170- 250 /hd. Market cows lower . 20% sold 52- 62.50. Top 65.50. 60% sold 44-51. Hay market steady to lower. Rounds first crop grass 35- 55. Large squares second crop grass mix 70- 80. Baleage 25- 35. 1900 lb rounds Alfalfa baleage 75- 85. Small squares grass mix 3- 4.50.   Thanks again for all your business!! Next sale March Fourth!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2-18-21

We found out good cattle still sell well. Nolan and Ruth Metzger complete herd dispersal of excellent quality cows topped at $3500. 25 cows sold from 2100- 3000 with 86 cows averaging $1915. Top cow from the second herd dispersal $2100 Randolph Kafka, Athens. Many good quality cows sold 1500- 1950. Metzger heifer dispersal also sold extremely well on excellent quality cattle! Extreme top was a Rager red bred to Rubles red due May 28th sold for 3900. Many bred heifers 1400- 1725. Four head 1925- 2400. Open heifers mostly 1.25- 1.55 per pound with several groups of light weights 2.10- 2.60 per pound. Extreme top 290 lbs at $925/head and a 2 month old heifer calf at $1000. Other commercial open Holstein heifers 85- 1.10 per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 55 per head. 2 breeding bulls both polled, red and white, Rex sons 775 lbs @ $2400 and 1045 lbs @2200! Market bulls 77- 86.50. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 98- 103.75. Holstein feeder steers 86- 1.10. Holstein bull calves 70- 120 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 175- 245 per head. 28% of market cows sold 60- 68.50. 34% sold 55- 59.50. 3x3x8 dairy quality Alfalfa 95/bale. Second and third crop rounds and squares 60- 75. Dairy quality baleage 40- 75 per bale. High quality rounds corn stalks 25- 35. 3x4x8 wheat straw $60. Spreader loads firewood $110. We had 100 bidding numbers out and 80 individual buyers. If you weren't here this week we'd be happy to have next week or the next! Thank you for all your support, greatly, greatly appreciated!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 2/4/21

Had a weather market today. Snow and wind! Top cows were a little lower but overall the market was steady. Many good cows sold 1100- 1750. Top 1825 Jonathan Shirk, Colby. Sprining heifers 850- 1250. Open Holstein heifers mostly 75- 90 cents per pound. Several groups extra fancy 1.05- 1.20. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 65 per head. Breeding bulls 1000- 1300/ head. Market bulls up to 77.50. Strong fat cattle market! Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 95- 98.50. Crossbreds up to 103.50. Holstein feeder steers 75- 1.05 NT. Holstein bull calves mostly 55- 110 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 160- 225. 36% of market cows sold 56.50- 65. Top 67 Warren Burkholder, Loyal. 48% sold 50- 56. Sold 40 lots hay, straw, and firewood. Market steady. Large round baleage up to $90. First crop grass 40- 60. Small squares grass/ alfalfa mix 3- 4.25. Beanstalks 17.50- 20. Rounds cornstalks 25- 35. Spreader load firewood 75- 115. Once again, Thank You for all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1-28-21

According to some reports Tesla is a really big deal. I see they delivered nearly 500,000 vehicles last year. Wonder if I'm the only person left that has never yet seen one? Dairy market steady. Better fresh cows 1700- 2000. 2000 Arlin High, Loyal. 2000 Srnka Farms, Algoma. Many good cows selling 1250- 1650. Springing heifers mostly 900- 1325. Open heifers 60- 90 cents per pound NT. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- 55 dollars per head. We sold 8 Holstein breeding bulls mostly 800- 1200 per head. Top was a 915 lb, polled, red and white Firefox son $2000 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 880 lb Hercules son $1600 Colby. Market bulls 65- 76. Choice Holstein steers and heifers mostly 93.50- 97.50. Holstein feeder steers 75- 95. Crossbreds up to 1.30. Holstein bull calves lower, mostly 20- 70 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 180- 270. 20% of market cows sold 58- 63. 40% sold 53- 57.50. Hay, straw, and firewood steady. Dairy quality baleage up to $90. Good grass mix rounds and squares 50- 65 per bale. Over mature first crop rounds 27.50- 30. Small squares grass/ Alfalfa mix 3- $5 per bale. Large round corn stalks up to $35. Bean stalks 15- 22.50. Feed grade Canadian wheat straw 3x3x8 $45, 3x4x8 $63. 2 spreader loads $80 each. Thanks to all of you for your patronage!! We have several extremely high- quality dairy herds selling the next couple weeks, hope you can be here!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 1/21/21

NOW can we just move on and get along for the next four years?! Sold 144 dairy cows today. Better cows 1500- 2200. Top 2400 Kyle Schmitt, Cadott. Many cows 1100- 1475. Buyers selective on quality. Limited selection of heifers today. Top springer 1400. Open Holstein heifers 65- 85 cents per pound. Swiss heifers up to $1.00 a lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- $35 per head. Holstein breeding bulls up to $1200. Most market bulls 71- 82 cwt. Choice Holstein steers 88.50- 94. Holstein feeder steers 85- 1.05 NT. Good Holstein bull calves 55- 110. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 165- 275 per head. 45% of market cows sold 52- 59. 37% sold 44.50- 51.75. Hay steady to lower. Good grass mix hay rounds and squares 40- 65 per bale. Lower quality grass 25- 35. Dairy quality baleage 35- 55 with one lot at 85. Small squares Alfalfa 3.50. Feed grade Canadian wheat straw 40- 45. Rounds corn stalks 20- 27.50. Bean stubble 17.50- 22.50. 2 spreader loads firewood 80 and 120. Thanks again to all buyers, sellers, and truckers!! Remember, if you can't make the sale we offer order buying services. Also we milk cows everyday and can care for your cows before and after the sale.

Market Report and JWO Notes for 1/14/21

Consider our weather locally the last whole year and tell me climate change is a bad thing! Better fresh cows again 1700- 2400. Top 2425 Melvin Sauder, Colby. Mid-Grade cows 1000- 1500. Fancy mid lactation Jersey cow 885 lbs, $1600. Number one springing Holstein heifers 1250- 1475. Open Holstein heifers 65- 80 cents per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 35- 85 per head. Breeding bulls 900- 1275. Market bulls up to .78. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 88- 91. Holstein feeder steers mostly 77- 1.01. Holstein bull calves 50 -120 per head. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 135- 200. Sold 111 market cows. 30% sold 50- 57. Top 61. 50% sold 44- 49.50. Sold 45 lots hay, straw, and firewood. Large round 3rd crop Alfalfa baleage 95/bale. Most mixed grass baleage 35- 60. Second and third crop grass rounds and squares 50- 75. First crop rounds grass 30- 40. Small squares first crop grass 2-$3. Rounds corn stalks 20- 30. Feed grade wheat straw 45- 50. Several spreader loads firewood 75- 85. Thanks so many times over for all your support!!

Market Report and JWO Notes for 1/7/21

Amazing how two people can look at the exact same event and see a completely different happening. Better dairy cows 1600- 2000. Top 2100 Marlin Weaver, Unity. Mid-grade Holstein springing heifers 900- 1250. Open Holstein heifers mostly 60- 80 cents/ lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 40- 85 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 1000- 1250. Top 1125  lbs @ 1525 Kenneth Yoder, Spencer. Market bulls 71- 78. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 85- 93.50. Holstein feeder steers 90- 1.05 NT. Holstein bull calves 45- 125. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 125- 185. Sold 90 market cows. 25% sold 52 to 56.50. 50% sold 41- 51. Sold 35 lots hay, straw, and firewood. Alfalfa baleage 35- 70. Mixed grass second and third crop large squares and rounds 50 - $70/ bale. First crop grass $40. Small squares grass and alfalfa 3- $4. Large squares Canadian wheat straw 40- 45. Rounds corn stalks 20- 22.50. Bean stubble 12.50- 17.50. Spreader load of firewood $80. Thanks again to everyone that participated in our auction this week!! Even if you don't need cattle you should stop by for the food! Seems like the ribs are always gone before I get some, and if you don't like their fries I don't know what's wrong with you.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12/23/20

Had a flat tire today. That's the second one in six months since I bought these new tires. Holiday week, light test on all classes. Dairy cow market steady. Good cows 1600- 2300. Top 2350, 2300 Burnell Martin, Fennimore. Springing heifers 1000-1250. Open Holstein heifers 65- 90 cents per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 15- 35 per head. No test on Holstein steers. Good Holstein bull calves 75-110 per head, beef cross calves up to 200. 75% of market cows sold 42.50- 50. First crop grass hay 35- 55 per bale. Third crop 50- 65. Baleage up to 45. Feed grade Canadian wheat straw 37.50 per bale. Corn stalks 15- 22.50. Hope to see you all on the 31st. Large run of excellent quality cattle consigned. Also some equipment and special items. This will be a customer appreciation sale including free food!!

Market Report and JWO Notes for 12/17/20

Would to God we were all as pure, sweet, and sincere as the 2 year old praying, Now I lay me down to sleep.. No herd dispersal today but high quality dairy cows sold 1650- 2300. Top cow $2300 Jeff Hoogland, Catawba,WI. Many good cows 900- 1500. Good quality springing heifers 900- 1325. Top 1400 Clarence Spates, Bonduel,WI. Open Holstein heifers 55- 85 cents per pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- $35/ head. Holstein breeding bulls up to $1350. Market bulls up to $.70. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 87- 93. Holstein feeder steers 87- 1.06. Holstein bull calves 60- $110 per head. Beef cross calves 160- 175. 30% of market cows sold 49- 56.50, top 60. 50% sold 41- 48.50. Hay market steady to stronger. Second and third crop grass mix rounds and squares 65- 75/ bale. First crop grass rounds 30- 40. Baleage 30- 50. Small squares grass and Alfalfa 2- 4.50. Feed grade Canadian wheat straw 40- 44/ bale. Rounds corn stalks 17.50- 25. Bean stubble 12.50- 20. Blessings on you and yours at Christmas and as you start the New Year!

Market Report for 12/15/20

Here is your market report for the Hoffman dispersal from Mount Hope WI Tuesday Dec. 15th. We had a nice size crowd and once again saw strong demand for high quality dairy cattle! 79 cows averaged $1735. Top cows $2600, 2500, 2500, 2450 with 20 cows selling 2000 and up. Also sold 16 bred heifers, mostly 1150- 1550. Top 1600. As always we greatly appreciate your patronage!! Feel free to give us a call with any marketing questions, also if you are not able to make our sale, we offer order buying service.

JWO Notes and Market Report for 12/8 and 12/10

Here's your market report for the Colors of the Season Select Sale. Cattle were consigned from 6 different states and sold into 6 states!! We had a standing room only crowd plus 238 registered bidders on Cowbuyer.com! Top 25 head averaged $2437, top 50 averaged $1988! Some highlights were; Registered Avalanche heifer due in March to Sidekick sold at $5300. Consigned by Leland Zimmerman, Curtis.  Fresh 2 year old Doorman $3400 Wesley Vomastic, Mosinee. 3 year old Topgun Red fresh in September, $3300. Her Unstoppable heifer calf brought $1250. Consigned by Oberholtzer Dairy Cattle, Loyal. Fresh 2 year old Supersire consigned by Clover Hill Genetics, Hartford, WI sold at $3,000. Guernsey heifer due January, $2800 consigned by Dominic Pritzl, Reedsville. Red and White Diamondback heifer due March to Journey, 2750 consigned by Brandon Freeland. March 2020 Jersey heifer sired by Venetian, $2600 MD Pride Jerseys, Watertown. Fresh 2 year old Doorman 2500 Mike Snyder, Ashley IL. Jersey yearling sired by Joel, 2500 Tyler Waughtal, Marshfield. Fresh Corvette 2500 Mary Franz, Northfield, MN. Diamondback heifer due in March to King Doc $2500 Mike Snyder. Fresh Swiss cow 2300 Chalee Line, Fennimore. Fresh Guernsey cow 2300 and her 2 month old heifer calf 1200, David and Donna Anderson, Lester Prairie, MN. 4 day old Swiss heifer calf $1600 Ron Kelm, Markesan, WI. Top Ayrshire bred heifer 1300 Hannah Zinke, Lyndon, IL. Top Milking Shorthorn bred heifer 1200 Michelle Upchurch, Monroe WI.   12/10/20 Report  Every experience God gives us, every person he puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see. Better dairy cows 1700 -2000. Extreme top 2500 Srnka Farms, Algoma. Top springing heifer 1400. Medium quality bred heifers 850- 1100. Open Holstein heifers 70- 95 cents per lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 20- 35 dollars per head. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 90- 94.25. Holstein feeder steers 95- 1.17.  15 hd 462 lb Holsteins 1.15.  4 hd 484 lb 1.1350. Colored feeder steers and heifers mostly 1.20 to 1.42.  4 Ang steers 651 lbs. 1.28, 4 Ang heifers 609 lbs. 1.21. 5 Ang/Holstein steers 486 lbs. 1.36. 4 Ang/Holstein heifers, 504 lbs. 1.20. Market bulls 62- 66. Holstein breeding bulls 900- 1200. 30% of market cows sold 50- 57.50. 35% sold 41- 48.50. Semi load dairy quality Alfalfa 3x3x8 bales 92.50/ bale. Dairy quality 2nd, 3rd, and 4th crop grass and mixed hay 55- 80. First crop round bales 25- 35/ bale. Semi load feed grade Canadian wheat straw $40/ bale. Good quality corn stalk round bales 17.50- 25. Small squares grass and mixed hay 3- $4.50. 2 spreader loads firewood $75 each. See you at our next sale Tue December 15th!!

JWO & Market Report for 11/25/20

Several members of the family shot deer including 3 nice buck! Had a short run of dairy cows today but as usual excellent quality!! Top cows 2700, 2650, 2500, 2500, 2400 Nolan Metzger, Wonewoc. Medium-Quality springing heifers up to 1300. Open heifers 70-90 cents/lb. On a very light test. Holstein heifer calves 20-40 dollars per head. Holstein bull calves sharply higher, mostly 100 to $120 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 120 - 175/hd. Good market cows sold higher. 30% sold from 57-63.50. 30% sold 50-56. 3rd crop grass hay 57.50 - 77.50 per bale bale. Feed grade wheat straw $40. Happy Thanksgiving, and good luck hunting!! As always, we really appreciate all your business!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 11-19-20

Temperatures in the mid 50's late November? Works for me! Got the last of our corn off. We have some high moisture corn for sale now. Dairy cow market steady today. Top end fresh cows 1600-2300. 2300, 2100 Matt Hartwig, Edgar. 2100 Marlin Horst, Thorp. Lots of good quality cows 1100 to 1550. Limited test on heifers today. Mid- grade springers 900 to 1100. Open Holstein heifers 60-85 cents a pound. Single birth heifer calves 15 to $50 per head. Apparently no one wanted to put in calves 2 days before deer season. Good Holstein bull calves mostly 30 -$75  per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 100 - 145 per head. Sold 68 fat cattle today. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 91 - 94.75. Low choice and select 86- 90.75. Choice beef steers 96-98. Market bulls 65 - 73.50. 20% of market cows 47- 56. Top 56.50. 50% sold 41-46.50. Hay market steady overall. First crop round bales 25 -35. Second crop rounds and large squares 40- 55/ bale. Good quality second crop baleage 40  to 50. Top consignment excellent quality large squares grass $90 a bale. 3x3x8 feed grade Canadian wheat straw 40 -45. Small squares grass mix hay 3.50 - 3.85 a bale. Happy hunting and be safe! Hope to see you the day before Thanksgiving, dairy and hay sale.

JWO Notes and Market Report For 11-10 and 11-12

Tuesday 11-10-20 Took me a little over 8 months to get an appointment with a neurologist at UW-Madison. Yup, she said, you have Parkinson's and whether you like it or not that condition typically just trends from bad to worse. Not much of a happy spin on that. At least I didn't win the election. Dale Pederson herd from hayward sold well. 16 cows over $2000. Top 3250, 2700, 2700, 2600, 2600, 2500. Herd springing heifers 1200- 1750. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 93-95, top 97.50 Adin Stutzman, Granton. 30% of market cows 56 to 61.50. Thursday 11-12-20 We're expanding our parking lot again. Seems there's no end of places to spend money to improve operations. No herd dispersal today but lots of nice consigned cows. Better cows 1400 - 2000. Top 2100 Dukestead Acres, Abbotsford. Good springing heifers 1100 to 1400. Top 1450 Sheldon Zimmerman, Unity. Open Holstein heifers mostly 70 to 85 cents per pound. Extreme top 1.05. Single birth Holstein heifer calves $25 to $65 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 85-95 cents per pound. Market bulls 65-80. Beef feeder steers and heifers $1 to $1.36. Holsteins mostly 80 to 1.05. 836 lb Hol steers .99,  818 lb Hol steers $1.00. Holstein bull calves lower, 40 -100 per head. Good beef cross bull and heifer calves 110-170 per head. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 92 to 98. Choice beef steers and heifers 92-99.  30% of market cows 50 - 60.50. 35% 45- 49.50. Hay market lower. First crop rounds grass 25-35 per bale. Second and third crop large squares Alfalfa/grass 45 to 70. Third crop large squares fancy grass $80. Bean stubble bales 20 -25. Small squares grass 3-$4. Large squares western wheat straw 40-45 per bale.  Expecting another semi load of Canadian wheat straw this week, 11-19. Thanks for your patronage!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10/29/20

Another fine harvest day. Smaller buying crowd. More excellent, excellent quality cattle today!! Better fresh cows 1800 - 2400. Top $2600. 2600, 2200, 2150 Weaver, Colby. 2400 Michael Martin, Colby. 2400, 2150 Lamar Weaver, Unity. 2300 Nathan Nolt, Greenwood. 2300 Weaver Zimmerman, Stanley. 2300, 2200 Matt Hartwig, Edgar. 65 consigned cows averaged $1867! Top 50 cows averaged $1928!! Good springing Holstein heifers1150 - 1475. Open Holstein heifers 65- 90 cents a lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25- $60 Holstein breeding bulls 900 - $1000 per head. Market bulls no test. Holstein bull calves 40 - 105 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 90 - 125 per head. Very good fat cattle market today. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 93.75 - 96. Select and low choice 85 - 91. Choice beef cross steers 92 -95. Market cows lower. Bulk of good cows 46 - 56. Top 58. Hay market steady. Third and fourth crop large squares alfalfa /grass 70 - 80 per bale. Second and third crop round bales 55 - 70 . First crop grass 30 - $40 per bale. Excellent quality Canadian wheat straw $45 per bale. Rounds soybean stubble 20 - $30. As always, thanks so much for your support!!

JWO Notes and Market Report For 10/22/20

Did you know some people come to our sales just for the food? You should try it too!! We had 149 consignors, 83 individual buyers and our largest one-day headcount ever at 818. We also had 35 degrees and rain most of the day. Unpleasant. Not as many top end cows today. Overall the market was lower on most classes dairy and feeder cattle. Top dairy cows 1600- 2150. 2150, 1950 Swiss, Jeff Hermansen, Cushing WI. 2000 Clair Weaver, Edgar. 2000,1900 Isaac Lamar Wenger, Colby. 1950, 1900 Harold Chapman, Denison IA. 36% dairy cows sold from 1000 to 1500. Blemished cows sharply discounted. Good quality springing heifers 1100- 1575. Top 1775. Light test on opens. 70 to 90 cents a pound. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 25 to 55 per head. Dairy breeding bulls 800 - 1200. Beef bulls up to 1450. Holstein market bulls 70 - 76. Holstein feeder steers 65- 1.10. Beef steers up to 1.40. Good Holstein bull calves 40 - 95 per head. Beef cross calves 125 - 220 per head, extreme top 270. Sold 73 fat cattle on a strong market! 70% of Holstein steers 94 - 98 with a top of a 1.00. Choice beef steers 92 -97. Sold 126 market cows. 30% sold 53 - 60. Top 68.50. 37% sold 46-52. 5 ewes 170 lbs @ $.55.  4 lambs 103 lbs @ $1.55 / lb. 830 lb boar @ .14. Due to rain we had a shorter run of hay. Prices higher. First crop round bales 35 to 45 per bale. Second crop grass mix up to $90. Small squares 3rd crop grass/alfalfa $3 a bale. Semi load Canadian wheat straw $37.50/ bale. Round bales soybean stubble 20- 27.50. Thank you for your business, hope to see you again next week!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 10/15/20

What sense does it make to say we love capitalism and yet the minute there is 'free' government money available we push and shove and squeal like socialist hogs at the trough to be sure we get ours?! (can you say PPP etc.)? We had another nice run of quality cows today. Better cows 1500 to 2250. Top 2250, 2150, 2000 Willard Brubacker, Edgar. Many respectable smaller or late lactation cows 900-1450. Fancy springing Holstein heifers 1300-1625. Top 1800. Plainer heifers 1100 and down. Open heifers 75-1.05 per lb. Single birth heifer calves 25-65 per head. Holstein breeding bulls up to 1350 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 145-225 per head. Choice and prime Holstein steers heifers 90-96. Select 85-89. Low grade and under finished 83 and down. 20% of market cows sold 56-63.50. 50% sold 48-55. Third and fourth crop grass and alfalfa large squares 70 - 80 dollars a bale. Second crop grass 40 - 55. First crop round bales bales grass 25 - 35. Oat straw 22 - 30. Bean stalks 25 - 30. Small squares grass 3 - $4 per bale. We will have a semi load of fancy Canadian wheat straw for next weeks sale!! Thank you for participating in our auctions!! Be careful out there during harvest.

Market Report and JWO Notes For 10/8/20

A recent Saturday poll of yard signs had Biden running 3rd locally. Behind Trump and Garage sales! Sold 609 head today on our special dairy and feeder sale. Better dairy cows again $1500 to $2100. Also many decent cows 950 to 1450. Top $2100 Robert See, Athens. Springing heifers 1200-1600. Open Holstein heifers 72 to 90 cents a pound. Holstein heifer calve 25 to 70 dollars per head. Beef feeder steers up to 1.61 /lb. Most Holsteins 87 to 1.14/ lb. Bred beef cows 850 to 1150. Market bulls 75-86. We sold 79 fat cattle with 75% selling from 92 to 96 cents/ lb. Sold 77 market cows. 35% sold 55 to 61. Top 63.50. Better quality hay sold higher. 3rd and 4th crop large squares grass and alfalfa 75 to 87.50 per bale. Round bales 2nd crop grass 45-65. First crop rounds 27.50 to 35 per bale. Soybean stubble $35. Small squares grass 3.50 per bale. Once again, a big THANK YOU from all of us for choosing to do business here!!

JWO Notes and 10/1/20 Market Report

Overheard on school van. We have a spelling test today and all the words are at least 10 letters long and nobody even has any idea how to pronounce them! There's just no point in all that! Thought to myself, some things just never change. Standing room only crowd, nearly 120 bidding numbers out and 83 individual buyers. As usual, Quality Sells!! Top fresh cows 1800 to 2600. Extreme top 2900 consigned by Tom Utecht, Fremont. Dry cows up to 2200. 114 dairy cows, including 9 blemished cows, averaged $1488. Sold 173 heifers on a stronger market. Number one springers 1300 to 1675. Extreme top bred heifer 2300 consigned by Jared Stillman, Arpin. Open Holstein heifers .75 to 1.10 per lb depending on quality. Registered heifers up to 1.65 per pound. Holstein heifer calves 25 to $75 per head. Average quality breeding bulls 850 to 1300. Choice Holstein steers .90-.96. Holstein bull calves lower, mostly 65 to 120 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves 135 to $190 per head. Market cows lower. Sold 80 head with 80% selling .46 to .59. Top .61. Hay prices steady. Lots of excellent quality today! Small squares grass/alfalfa mix 3.50 to 4.50 per bale. Rounds bean stubble 37.50. First crop rounds grass 30 to 40 per bale. 3rd crop mix rounds and squares 50 to $75 per bale. Top load 77.50 consigned by Jeff Severson, Osseo. A special Thank You to our buyer crowd for the active and generous bidding on items donated and sold for Stillman cancer benefit!! Cheese boxes brought $400 each and large flower planters $200 a piece. With a nice framed picture $225. Also sold completely out of the donated cheese curds at the food stand. Thanks again to all of you for choosing to do business here!!

JWO Notes and Market Report 9/24/20

If my children kept bickering the way the political parties do I'd want to take both of them to the woodshed. And no, I don't care who started it you both know better! Dairy cow market steady with buyers still very selective on quality. Top fresh cows 1600 to $2200. Many decent quality cows 1050 to $1400. Top 2200, 2150 Nolan Garman, Colby. No real test on heifers today. Expecting 250 heifers next week! Holstein breeding 875 to 1075. Beef bulls up to 1450 with market bulls up to $0.89. Choice Holstein steers and heifers 92-99. Top 99.75 Dorcas Raber, Spencer. Holstein feeder steers 94-1.06. 6 head 828 lbs @ 1.01.  477 lbs @ 1.06. Crossbred steers 588 lbs @ 1.39. Good Holstein bull calves mostly 90-130 per head. Crossbred bull and heifer calves 145-220 per head. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 60-70 per head. 10% of market cows 65-67.50. Another 50% of cows 50-62. Hay market stronger today. Round bales oat straw $25. First crop round bales grass 30-$40/bale. Third and fourth crop grass alfalfa mix rounds and squares 60-75. Top large square grass $80 cosigned by Virgil Martin, Athens. Large Runs of cattle and hay coming the next several weeks, hope to see you all there!!

JWO Notes and Market Report for 9/10/20

Apparently we have it backwards. We rejoice when a child is born and sorrow when people die. A very wise man said, the day of death is better than the day of one's birth. We sold 487 head today for 128 consignors. Very active market over all with good buyer support. Continued strong market on better dairy cows. Many good fresh cows 1400 to $1900. Top, $2050 consigned by Matthew Z Martin, Loyal. Light test on heifers. Bred heifers mostly 900 to $1050, open heifers 70 to 90 cents per lb. Single birth heifer calves 30 to $75 per head. Holstein breeding bulls 700 to $1300 per head. Top Angus 945 lbs at $1400. Market bulls .77 to .88. Sold 44 beef cows today. Pairs 1100 to $1675. Bred cows 1000 to $1200. Older, small and dairy cross cows lower. Holstein feeder steers representative sales; 238 lbs @ $1.20.   403 lbs $1.11   458 lbs @ $1.09   612 lbs @ .96     726 lbs @ .95     812 lbs @ .94     1038 lbs @.92    667 lbs @ .88     1190 lbs @ .86   1197 lbs @ .78  Crossbred feeder steers 420 lbs @ 1.34   535 lbs @ 1.28  645 lbs @ 1.14    Heifers   390 lbs @ 1.22     625 lbs @ 1.13     671 lbs @ 1.06      745 lbs @ .93 Fat Holstein steeers mostly 86 to .93, top .96 Stephen High, Neillsville. Fleckvieh cross steers up to .97. Good Holstein bull calves 80 to $130 per head. Beef cross calves 165 to $230. 25% of market cows sold from 55 to 65 cents, top 67. 35% sold 50 to 54.50. First crop rounds grass 30- $35. Second crop grass mix rounds and squares $40 to $62.50. Nice 3rd cutting grass alfalfa mix 70 to $75. Fancy 2nd crop small squares $3.50. Rounds straw $30. All hay sold per bale. Thank you for choosing to do business with us!!

JWO Notes and 9/3/20 Market Report

I don't know if it's possible to have nicer weather than we've had most of this year as far as crop production goes. Blessings on your harvest season. Once again we saw how much difference quality makes in prices and we sure had a lot of quality cattle today!! Better dairy cows 1500 to $1950. Extreme top $2600 consigned by Jared Stillman, Vesper,WI. Mid-grade or later lactation cows 1100 to $1450. Main run of good springing heifers 1200 to $1350. Several 3 months bred, Registered heifers from the Stillman herd sold from 1600 to $1900!! Open holstein heifers mostly .85 to 1.10 per lb. Holstein heifer calves 25 -$65 per hd. Had several highlight registered calves. Registered 280 lb milking Shorthorn calf sold for $675 and registered 455lb Swiss heifer brought $1475!! Had 8 breeding bulls selling from 800 to $1200 per head. The better bulls brought from .95 to $1.40 per lb. Market bulls up to 83.50 per lb. Choice Holstein steers and heifers a little lower today. Mostly 88 to 93 cents. Holstein feeder steers 99 to1.1750. Crossbred feeders 1.11 to 1.17. Black steers 840 pounds 1.13 and 705lb 1.17. Sold 75 calves today, good Holstein bull calves 80 to $115 per head. Angus cross bull and heifer calves 160 to $230 per head. Market cows a little lower going into the holiday weekend. Top 305 sold 58 to 67.50. Hay market steady. First crop squares and rounds grass 27.50 to $35. Second crop grass50 to 67.50. 3x4x7 oat straw $50. Small squares second crop grass $4. All hay is sold by the bale. Thanks again all buyers and sellers we really appreciate your support!!

JWO Notes and 8/27/20 Market Report

In the last 2 days I was dealing with 2 people that each had 2 boats and were having trouble making ends meet financially. Hmm.... Very strong market on good dairy cattle again today. Many cows 1500 to $2000. Top fresh cow $2200 consigned by Andy Hershberger, Westby. Dry cows up to $1800. Mid-grade springing heifers 1000 to $1300. Open Holstein heifers 75 to 95 cents per pound. Holstein heifer calves 25 to $75 per head. No test on bulls today. Choice and prime Holstein steers and heifers 91 to 96.50. Individual Holstein ,1640 lbs @ $0.99 consigned by Stephen High, Neillsville. Holstein feeder steers .91 to 1.07. Good Hol bull calves mostly 85 to $125 per head. Beef cross bull and hfr calves 165 to $245 per head. Nearly 100 butcher cows. 33% sold from 60 to 67.50 with 33% selling 51 to 59.50. Better hay sold a little higher today. First crop rounds and squares 25 to $40. Second crop 55 to $70. Round bales straw $40. Small squares 2nd crop grass $3.75. All hay sold by the bale. Thanks again all buyers and sellers for your support!!

JWO Notes and 8/20/20 Market Report

In patience possess ye your souls. Luke 21:19 Had a nice run of high quality cows today. They consistently brought 1400 to $2000. The two top cows were consigned by Nolan Garman, Colby, 2000 and 1925. Mark Martin, Unity also had a cow at 1925. Springing heifers were a little stronger. Mostly 1000 to $1300. Open hfrs mostly 70 to 95 cents a lb. Single birth hfr calves 25 to $75 dollars per head. We had 10 breeding bulls today selling from 700 to 1475. Top bull weighed 1015 @ 1475 consigned by Marlin Zeiset, Thorp. Choice and prime Hol steers 88.50 to 92. Beef cross steers up to 100.50. Holstein feeder steers 90 to 1.16. Good hol bull calves mostly 80 to 125 per head. Beef cross bull and hfr calves 165 to $225 per head. 30% of Market cows sold 62 to 68.50. Another 50% sold 51 to 61.50. First crop large square bales 30 to $40 , second crop up to $67.50 per bale. Thanks for all your support, we really appreciate it!!

JWO Notes and 8-13-2020 Market Report

People practically always guess me to be older than i am. Maybe it's from the stumble-bum way I walk from my Parkinson's or maybe people are generally just bad at guessing age. Either way I find it amusing ...till the other day a 90 year old thought I must be close his age!   Pretty much the same story again, Quality is everything! No extreme top Holstein cows today, bulk of the good cows brought 1100 to 1500. Sold 30 Jersey cows today with the better cows selling 1200 to 1600. Extreme top $2300 consigned by GM Sandhill Jerseys, Unity.   Mid grade Holstein springers 950 to 1250. Open Hol hfrs 70 to 90 cents a lb. Holstein hfr calves 60 to $65 per head. Holstein breeding bulls up to $1400. 2 Angus breeding bulls 1200 lbs at $1675 ea. Sold 70 market cows. 25% of the cows sold 61 -66.50, 50% sold 52.50 to 60.50. Hay market was steady. Second crop large squares grass mix up to 67.50. First crop grass 30 to $40. Round and square straw 35 to $45 per bale. Have a great week! Hope to do business with you again soon!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 8-7-2020

I can't wait til random people come up to me and start talking about what they read in thier Bible today instead of exposing their political bent view on mask mandates. Had a shorter run of top-end Dairy cows but market consistent with the last few weeks. Many decent cows selling $1,100-$1,600. Average quality springing heifers $950 to $1,250. Small or plain heifers discounted. Fancy open Holstein heifers up to $.90/lb on 860lbs. Single birth Holstein heifer calves $35 to $85 per head. Holstein breeding bulls $850 to $950 top $1,100 on 875 lbs. Top Angus breeding bull 1130 lbs @ $1,700. Holstein market bulls $.80-$.9225. We sold 82 head of fat cattle on a strong and steady market. Choice & Prime Holstein steers & heifers $.88to $.9575. Top $.96 Dorcas Raber, Spencer. Good Holstein bull calves mostly $65-$110/head. Top $125. Beef cross bull & heifer calves $140-$240. Holstein feeder steers $.90- $1.15. Market cows a little lower than last Thursday. 40% of cows sold $.60-$.6950. 37% sold from $.50-$.5950. Haymarket steady. Large rounds grass $40 to $50/bale. Large squares 2nd crop grass mix $50 to $67.50/bale. Grass squares first crop $35. Rounds straw $42.50. Thanks for choosing to do business with us!

JWO Notes & Market Report 7-30-20

Had about 800 miles on 4 brand new tires when one of them blew on I-65 north of Indianapolis. Not the best time to find out the spare is nearly flat too... Beautiful haying weather and a smaller crowd today but market was steady to stronger on all classes. Better Dairy cows $1,600 to $2,000. Extreme top $2,250. Many good cows sold from $1,100 to $1,575. Plain or blemished cows $900 and down. Jersey cows up to $1,200. No top fancy Springers today. Common Holstein springers $950 to $1,200. Open heifers mostly $.75 to $1.05/pound. Single birth heifer calves $25 to $75 per head. Fancy 1175 lb Holstein jumper bull $1075. Market bulls $.91 to $.94/lb. Choice & Prime Holstein steers & heifers $.88 to $.94. Extreme top $.9625 Mahlon Yoder, Loyal. Holstein feeder steers $.88 to $1.15 with crossbreds up to $1.24. Holstein bull calves mostly $60 to $110/head. Top $120. Beef cross bull & heifer calves $160 to $220/head. Top 185 lbs @ $350/head. 33% of Market cows sold $.62 to $.75 with 35% from $.56 to $.61. Top Holstein market cows 1590 lbs @ $.75 Consignment, Thorp. 1385 lbs @ $.75 Steven Hoover, Neillsville. 3x3x7 Grass/Clover 2nd crop $50-$65/bale. First crop grass $30-$40/bale. 3x3x7 nice roto cut wheat straw $45/bale. Yes, we really DO appreciate your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 7-23-20

Saw a Church sign I liked. Shelter in Faith. Dairy cattle market was steady with the last few weeks. Top fresh cows again $1,500-$2000. Many respectable cows $100-$1,450. Plain & blemished cows lower. Very much a buyer's market on springing heifers, $850- $1,100. Open heifers $.65 to $1.06/lb. Holstein heifer calves $25 to $55 per head. Very active feeder cattle market today on Holstens. 12 head 360lbs @$1.14. 10 head 425 lbs @ $1.14. 8 hd 655 lbs @ $1.01. 6 hd 662 lbs $1.00. 933 lbs @ $.93. Holstein bull calves mostly $65 to $115/head. Top $125. Crossbred bull & heifer calves $150 to $230 per head. Holstein breeding bulls up to $1,150 per head. Market bulls up to $.85/lb. Choice Holstein steers $.88 to $.9250. Crossbreds up to $.9425. 30% of Market cows sold $.56 to $.66. 40% sold $.46 to $.5550. 3x3x7 2nd crop grass $50 to $60/bale. Alfalfa grass mix up to $67.50. First crop grass rounds $35 to $45/bale. Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 7-16-2020

Yesterday I was at a place and a person there took the liberty to tell me I should have a mask on. I didn't say anything one way or the other, but I wondered how it would have went over if I told them what I thought of how they were dressed?! Sold 139 Dairy cows. Continued strength on better cows but still very selective on quality. Top $2,000 Nolan Garman, Colby. Good fresh cows $1,600 to 2,000. Many good quality mid and late lactation and dry cows $1,150 to $1,550. Plain or blemished cows lower. Springing heifers $1000-$1,250. Open holstein heifers $.70 - $.95/lb. Holstein heifer calves $50-$85/head. Registered Guernsey heifer dispersal, open heifers $1.35 to $2.85/lb. Top opens 350 lbs @ $1000 per head. Springing Guernsey heifer $1,600. Breeding bulls up to $1,125/head. Market bulls up to $.8650/lb. Market cattle lower today. Sold 75 head cows, and 64 head fats. Choice Holstein steers $.84-.8925. Crossbreds up to $.9475. Holstein feeder steers $.87 to $1.01. Good Holstein bull calves $85 - $140/head. Crossbred bull & heifer calves $150 - $250/head. Top $225. Hay market was steady with grass hay $50 to $55 per bale. Alfalfa mix $67.50/bale. Had a large crowd again today, and as always, we really appreciate every one of you, buyers and sellers!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 7-09-2020

We're having a trade war with the Chinese? According to reports we spent a billion dollars on fireworks this year, mostly coming from China. That'll teach'em we're serious about this! Dairy cows sold lower today. Many good quality cows $1,250 to $1,600. top cow of the day was a 2 year old Registered Jersey @ $1,900 consigned by Brandon Stensen, Augusta.  Medium quality springing heifers mostly $100 to $1,200. No test on open heifers today. Good quality single birth Holstein heifer calves $55 to $100 per head. High Choice & Prime Holstein steers sold higher today. $.88-$.9375. Select & choice steers and heifers $.8250-$.8750. Holstein feeder steers $.83-$1.0650. Good Holstein bull calves $80 - $145/ head. Beef cross bull & heifer calves $180-$200/head. 33% of market cows sold $.60-$.6950. Top $.7050. 45% sold $.52-$.5975. Pouring down rain during our hay sale today. Hay sold lower. First crop grass, rounds & squares $35 to $52.50/ bale. Thanks again for your business, hope to see you next week!!

JWO notes & Market Report 7-02-2020

Someone said, it's not the heat it's the humidity. Whatever it is, it sure makes the sweat roll by the by the buckets full and corn grow gangbusters! Continued trend of good fresh cows selling very well, $1,500- $2,000. Top cows today $2000 Ralph Peterscheim, Viroqua. $1,950 Matt Hartwig, Edgar. Good mid lactation and smaller cows $1,100 to $1,475. Medium grade springing heifers $900 to $1,300 Open Holstein heifers$.65 to $.85 per pound. Holstein heifer calves $40 to $80 per head. Top Holstein breeding bull 1035 lbs, $1,500. Common breeding bulls $650 to $1,000. Choice Holstein steers $.85 to $.8750. Top $.9025 Stephen High, Neillesville. Market bulls up to $.8450. Very competitive calf market. Most good Holstein bull calves sold from $90 to $140 per head. Good, 80-110 lb, beef croos bull calves $200-$250/hd. Top $255 Logan Vieth, Westby. Market cows held up very well 2 days before the Holiday weekend. 44% of cows sold from $.55 to $.66 per Pound. 33% sold from $.44 to $.54. 3x3x7 1st crop grass $55 to $70 per bale. 1st crop grass small squares $1.50 to $2.00 per bale. Thank You all Buyers and Sellers!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 6-25-20

I'm sure it's none of my business, but when I see an individual driving down the road, in vehicle by themselves, still dutifully wearing a mask, I wonder what their thought process is. Top Dairy cows $1,600-$1,900 today with many good cows $1,100-$1,500. Springing Holstein heifers $1,050 to $1,300 with a top of $1,425. Open heifers mostly $.70 to $.95 per pound. Holstein heifer calves $20 to $95 per head. Holstein bull calves mostly $90 to $130 per head. Beef cross bull & heifer calves $180 to $245 per head. Holstein feeder steers mostly $.84 to $1.16/lb. Feeder bulls $.79 to $.9650. Bred beef cows up to $1,050, breeding bulls up to $2000. Choice Holstein steers $.83 to $.88. Individual Holstein up to $.9075. Market bulls up to $.79. 40% of market cows $.62 to $.72. Individual top $.7550. Round bales grass hay $20 to $40 per bale. 3x3x7 Dairy quality alfalfa $82.50/bale. Thanks so much for your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 6-18-2020

Here we are at the longest day of the year already. Bought a rolling chicken coop at an auction, 350 bucks. The chickens better really lay eggs now! A large crowd and very active market. Good dairy cows were once again higher. Top cows $2,100, 2000, Lavon & Sarah Martin, Spencer. $2000 Swiss cross James Weaver, Colby. $1,900 William McCluskey, Glenwood City. Top Swiss cow $1,700 Kyle Schmitt, Cadott. Top cows $1,500 to $2,100. Good cows $1,150 to $1,450. Springing heifers mostly $850 to $1,200. Open heifers $.80 to $.90/lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves mostly $50 to $90 per head. 85% of good Holstein bull calves sold $70 to $120 per head. Top $125. Crossbred bull & heifer calves $150 to $210/head. Holstein breeding bull 1295 lbs @ $1,400. Slaughter bulls up to $.79. Choice Holstein steers and heifers $.83 to $.88 with Dairy crosses up to $.96. Select and overweight steers $.75 to $.8250. 50% of market cows sold $.59 to $.6950. Top Holstein $.73. Hay market was lower with more new crop hay coming in. Grass rounds and squares $40 to $50 per bale. 3x3x7 dairy quality $77.50 per bale. Thanks for your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 6-11-20

Another week of excellent growing weather. Corn is looking good and quite a bit of top quality hay came off this week. 378 head consigned today. Very good run of better quality cows with a continued firm undertone on quality. Many good cows $1,400-$1,600, extreme top $1,900 consigned by Joe Stransky, Owatonna MN. Mid lactation or smaller cows $850 to $1,200. Holstein springing heifers $850 to $1,100, top $1,250. Open heifers mostly $.65 to $.85 per pound. Smaller and lower quality heifers discounted. Single birth Holstein heifer calves $30 to $65 per head. Good Holstein breeding bulls $800 to $1,100 per head. Hereford and Char pairs $1,200 to $1,300. Up to $1.38 per pound. Feeder cattle market very active! Good Holstein steers mostly $.83 to $1.03/lb. Crossbred  738 lb heifers $1.14. Holstein bull calves mostly $70 to $125 per head, beef cross up to $200. Sold 79 head fat cattle today. Choice Holstein steers $.81 to $.87. Top $.8775. Crossbreds up to $.98. Select Holstein steers and heifers $.75 to $.81. 33% of Market cows sold $.57 to $.68. 33% sold $.50 to $.5650. Holstein Market bulls up to $.7650. Short run hay today. 3x3x7 new crop grass mix $65 per bale. Large round second crop grass $72.50/bale. Thanks for your patronage! We REALLY appreciate it!

JWO Notes & Market Report 6-04-2020

Someone help me connect these dots. A big city police officer two states away, by all appearances, killed a man. So to even the score we should go out and loot and burn the neighborhood Mom-n-Pop corner store? Really!? Millk futures and cheese prices march higher. It's shaping up exactly like the experts predicted 6 weeks ago, no? Perfect haying weather and a smaller crowd today. Better cows sold very well. $1,400 to $1,800 with a top of $2,100 consigned by Nolan Metzger, Wonewoc. Many respectable $850 to $1,250. Springing Holstein heifers $900 to $1,200 per head. Open heifers mostly $.75 to $.85/lb Single birth heifer calves $35 to $150/head. Good Holstein bull calves $85 to $155 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves $150 to $235 per head. Holstein $.85 to $.93/lb. Cull cows mostly $.48 to $.60. 50 lb feeder lambs $1.85 per pound.3x4x8 alfalfa $125 to $135/bale. Grass rounds $35 to $70 per bale. Thanks again for your support!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 5-28-2020

The other day I got a check from the United States Treasury for $3,566.15. The memo said Economic Impact Payment. They must have a crazy good formula if they nailed my economic situation right down to the last $0.15! We sold 336 head for 110 consignors. 72 registered bidders. Dairy cows sold higher today. It's still all about quality!! Extreme top was $1,800 on a Jersey cross from Rueben Miller, Cashton. Second highest @ $1,700 Jersey cow from Burr Oak Dairy, Bloomfield IA. 50 cow consignment of fancy crossbreds from Burr Oak dairy averaged $1,145/hd or $116.90/cwt. Good springing Holstein heifers $1,000 to $1,200. Very few opens today but we'll have a nice selection next Thursday on the Special Heifer Sale. Single birth Holstein heifer calves mostly $15 to $65 today. Holstein bull calves sharply higher. 75% of calves $100 to $150 each. Crossbred heifer and bull calves $165 to $185. Holstein breeding bulls mostly $900 to $1,200. Jersey breeding bull $1000. Choice Holstein steers & heifers $.75 to $.82. Holstein feeder steers mostly $.88-$.94/lb, with crossbreds up to $1.45. Market bulls $.75 to $.8550. Market cows lower 67% sold from $.40 to $.49. Top $.53. Dairy quality alfalfa 3x4x8 up to $155 per bale. Rounds & squares grass $60- $75. 3x3x7 2nd crop grass up to $100/bale. As always, Thank You for your support!!  

JWO Notes & Market Report May 19th, 2020

My 11 yr old son Elvin is a big fan of bird watching. He has a variety of bird feeders outside our window and it's interesting to see what all shows up. Hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles, Orchard Orioles, Hairy Woodpecker, Purple Finch, Goldfinch, Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Juncos. And the more common birds, Mourning doves, Red Wing blackbirds, and Sparrows. Plus greatly unwelcome Starlings. Had a little shorter run, not our regular sale date. Mostly medium or lower quality cows today. Lots of smaller crossbred cows mostly selling $700 to $1,200. Open Holstein heifers $.60 to $.75/lb. Holstein Dairy bulls $.70 to $.90/lb. Good Holstein bull calves mostly $50 to $105 per head. Top $110. Single birth Holstein heifer calves $20 to $85 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves $120 to $180 per head. Choice Holstein sters and heifers a little lower, $.79 to $.8350. Choice beef steers $1.01 to $1.05. Most good market cows$.43 to $.55. 20% of cows $.38 and down. Good grass hay squares and rounds $65 to $85, Top $105 per bale. Large square alfalfa up to $105 per bale. As always, Thanks for your support!

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Well that ended kinda quick. One day we're not allowed to do a lot of things, next day it's 100 MPH, wide open, go wherever you want, virus or no virus. Milk futures have been making a nice run upward which in turn put a little support in the dairy cow prices today. We sold 385 head for 110 consignors. 77 registered bidders. Better dairy cows 1300 to 1600. Many decent cows 850-1100. Springing Holstein heifers up to 950. Good open Holstein heifers 70 to 85 cents per lb. Single birth Holstein heifer calves 30 to $70 per head. Sold 153 feeder cattle on a steady to stronger market. Holstein steers 77-1.03. Beef cross steers and heifers $0.90- $1.42/lb. Holstein bull calves sold mostly 40-100 per head with beef cross bull and heifer calves 130 to $215 per head. Market cattle much higher today. Choice and Prime steers and heifers $82 to $90. Market bulls 75.50 to 88.50. 64% of market cows sold from 50 to 60. Sold 18 lots of hay. No dairy quality Alfalfa today. Large round and squares quality grass hay 70 to 82.50 per bale. 28 large round bales, supreme quality grass, 140 to 145 per bale. Lower quality hay 25 to $50 per bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 4-30-2020

Beautiful weather today! Yesterday I was in Minnesota and there was lots of field work being done there and it looked really fit. Dairy cow market a little stronger today but it's still a buyer's market overall. Many good dairy cows sold from $850 to $1,250 with top cows up to $1,400. Good Holstein springers $800 to $1000. No supreme close ups today. Open Holstein heifers mostly $.60 to $.75/pound. Single birth heifer calves $15 to $55 per head. Holstein bull calves mostly$60 to $95 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves $120 to $185/ head. Holstein feeder steers $.75 to$.90 per pound. Beef cross feeders up to $1.25. Hay market continued strong. Dairy quality Western alfalfa 3x4x8 up to $150/bale, and fancy 4th crop 3x3x7 up to $120/bale. Good grass hay, rounds & squares $50 to $85 per bale. Baleage $25 to $60 pe bale. Small squares straw & grass hay $2.50 to $3.75/bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 4-23-2020

Only 2 more weeks of home school and this term will be finished!! Very much a buyer's market today in the dairy cow division. Extreme top was $1,400 but you could buy a lot of good cows for $800 to $1,100. Good Holstein springers$800 to $1,100. Open heifers$.50 to $.85/lb. with a few up to $.95. Single birth heifer calves $15 to $45 per head. Sold 115 feeder cattle. Holstein steers mostl $.65 to $.90/lb. Again no test on fat cattle with producers in wait-and-see mode hoping packing plant issues and prices straighten out. Cull cow market continues to be unsettled averaging about a dime lower than last week. Most cows between $.38 and $.48 top $.4950. Hay prices continue strong. Several semi loads western alfalfa 3x4x8 all sold $145-$175/bale. Good grass hay rounds and 3x3x8 squares all sold $55 to $90/bale. Large square straw $50 to $60/bale. Small squares straw & grass $3 to $4.50/bale. We sure are glad for everyone of our consignors & buyers!!

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The story is the same as it has been, quality makes the biggest difference! Lot of good cows selling from $1000 to $1,450 with top cows the last 2 weeks being from $1,500 to $1,800. Good quality springing heifers $950 to $1,200. High quality short-bred heifers were really a buyer's market today selling from $600 to $750 per head. Open heifers $.55 to $.70 per pound, and single birth  Holstein heifer calves $15 to $45 per head. We did not have any High choice Holstein steers today but the market is still in that $.73- $.77 range. Holstein feeders $.65 to $1.15/lb. Good quality Holstein bull calves mostly $35 to $95 per head with a few up to $105. Beef cross calves up to $220/head. Cull cows were considerable higher today. 45% sod from $.50 to $.57, with 55% from $.38 to $.4950. We sold 42 lots hay & straw. 3x4x8 western alfalfa $165/bale. Round & square grass hay $45 to $90/bale. Rounds & squares baleage $30 to $70/bale. Large squares straw up to $65. Bedding hay $20 to $30. Small squares Alfalfa grass $3.50 to $5.50/bale. One other thing that hasn't changed either, we are very very glad for every bit of your business!! If you can't make the sale, we do order buying as well.

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Here's your market report for Thursday April 9th. Very variable weather today, anything from bright sunshine to blizzard snow condition! We had a very good selection of execellent quality cows today! Dairy cow price is still holding considerably well considering the uncertainties in the milk futures and cull cow market. Better quality cows sold from $1,200 to $1,800. Extreme top, $2,100 consigned by Jeremy Oberholtzer, Neillsville. Many good usable cows sold from $800 to $1,100. We didn't have a very good selection of heifers today. Average quality springers$700 to $1,100. Open heifers$.48 to $.65/lb Single birth Holstein heifer calves $15 to $50/head. Good Holstein bull calves mostly $30 to $85/head. Beef cross calves up to $135. Very active market and good selection on Holstein feeder steers! 32 head averaged 298 lbs @ $1.15, 406 lbs @ $.9750, 638 lbs @ $.9350, 802 lbs @ $.8150. Swiss market bull 1885 lbs @ $.7550. We recommended people hold on to their fat cattle till the market settles out a little, so we didn't have any market steers today. Hay sold higher today. Dairy quality 3x4x8 alfalfa $150/bale. 3x3x7 grass $60-$115. Large rounds grass mostly $40 to $75/bale. Large squares straw up to $65.

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Here's your market report for Thursday April 2nd, 2020. The better end of the dairy cows brought$1,200 to $1,600 today with an extreme top of $1,700. Many respectable mid lactation or smaller cows $900 to $1,150. No real test on heifers today. Had over 300 heifers last week with better springers bringing $1,250 to $1,450 and opens $.70 to $.90/lb with a few groups over a dollar/lb. Good Holstein heifer calves $10 to $50 per head. Holstein bull calves mostly $30 to $80 per head. Top $95. Beef cross bull and heifer calves $120 to $200 per head. The slaughter markets are extremely unsettled the last 2 weeks. Slaughter steers and cull cows mostly 15 to 20 cents per pound lower than last week. Holstein steers $.70 to $.80/lb with cross breds up to $.8650. Good cull cows $.40 to $.47 cents. Market bulls $.75 to $.80/lb. Top dairy hay 3x4x8 $140/bale. 3x3x7 grass $55 to $90. First crop rounds grass $30 to $45/bale. Baleage $30 to $55. Thank You for your continued support as we work thru these challenging Markets!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 3-26-2020

Sold 715 head on a very active market! Many quality cows $1,300 to $1,575 with several $1,600 to $1,875. Small, plain, or blemished cows lower. Sold over 300 heifers on a strong market. Good quality springers $1,150 to $1,450. Open heifers mostly $.73 to $.85/lb. Several fancy groups of 500-600 lbs $.94 to $1.08/lb. Holstein heifer calves $35 to $160 per head. Holstein bull calves were higher, mostly $65 to $120 per head. Beef cross bull and heifer calves $160 to $210. Choice Holstein steers and heifes $.86 to $.92. Extreme top $.94 consigned by Steven Martin, Thorp. Sold 140 cull cows. Bulk of good market cows $.56 to $.64 with several up to $.66. Holstein market bulls$.75 to $.84/lb. Fancy 1300 lb dairy bull $1,450. Hay sold steady to higher today. Dairy quality 3x4x8 alfalfa up to $150/bale. Grass rounds $35 to $70 per bale. We sold cattle for 113 consignors today. Thanks again so much for trusting us to market your cattle!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 3-19-2020

Considering how we're in unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus, I felt we had a very good sale! Most of the markets could called nearly steady with last week. Good quality Dairy cows $1,300 to $1,600. Extreme top today $1,800, consigned by Nolan Garman of Colby. Good springing Holstein heifers mostly $800 to $1,100. Top $1,225 on a short run today. Open heifers $.60 to $.75 per pound, again on a small test. Holstein heifer calves $20 to $50 per head. Choice Holstein steers & heifers $.82 to $.88, Beef steers $.92 to $.99/lb. Holstein feeder steers $.71 to $.82. Holstein bull calves mostly $35 to $ 85 per head. Top $110. Beef cross up to $180 per head. Cull cows were a little lower than last week . 32% of cows sold between $.56 and $.64 with another 47% from $.46 to $.5550. We didn't have any high yielding bulls today, but what we did have sold $.62 to $.7350. Hay market was steady to lower. 3x4x8 Western alfalfa $150 to $155/bale. Large round second crop grass, stored inside, $55 to $65 per bale. Good Quality baleage $35 to $50, top $80. Rounds 1st crop stored outside, $25 to $35. Rounds corn stalks $10 to $40 according to quality. 3x4x8 wheat straw $95 per bale. Again, you have no idea how much we appreciate your trust in doing business with us!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 3-12-2020

Heres the combined market report for Thursday March 5th and March 12th auctions. Somehow I don't get why Coronavirus should make milk prices lower. Surely it didn't kill that many people and the rest still have to eat. Better dairy cows $1,400 to $2,000 with an extreme top of $2,800. Many decent quality cows $950 to $1,300. Top Jerseys up to $1,400. High quality herd dispersal springing heifers $1,200 to $1,475. Other quality springing heifers $850 to $1,150. Small, plain, or blemished springers sharply lower. Open Holstein heifers $.65 to $.80 per pound. Good Holstein heifer calves $30 to $50 with several $85 to $95 per head. Good Holstein bull calves mostly $30 to $70 per head couple up to $100. Beef cross calves up to $185. Sold 155 head feeder cattle. Holstein steers mostly $.64 to $.85 per pound with a few Fleckvieh cross up to $1.06. Beef cross steers up to $1.2750. Jersey & Jersey cross steers $.42 to $.60 per pound. Choice Holstein steers & heifers $.87 to $.9350. Market bulls $.76 to $.82. 66% of Market cows $.53 to $.67 several up to $.70.

JWO Notes & Market Report 3-05-20

Another nice size crowd and a fairly active market. Even with milk futures dropping quite a bit lately the overall attitude of the crowd, at least in our barn, seems fairly positive. Sold 160 cows today. Many good cows from $1,350 to $1,975. Extreme top was $2,800. Plain, small, and some late lactation cows $750 to $1,100. We sold 94 heifers today. Open Holstein heifers mostly from $.62 to $.82/ lb. Average quality springing heifers $875 to $1,100. High quality Holstein springers out of herd dispersal $1,200 to $1,475. Choice Holstein steers $.86 to $.93. Extreme top $.9350. Holstein feeder steers $.70 to $.84. Holstein bull calves $25 to $85, crossbred calves up to $185 per head. Single birth Holstein heifer calves $30 to $80 per head. Cull cow market was steady. 53% of the cows sold from $.50 to $.6350. Extreme top $.70. Hay market was steady with last week. Top dairy hay up to $110 per bale. Round bales grass $30 to $60 per bale. Straw up to $65, corn stalks mostly $30- $47.50

JWO Notes & Market Report 3-03-2020

Here's the market report for our Tuesday March 3rd sale, Kronebusch Registered herd dispersal. We sold cattle to four states today. Again, repeat after me, IT's ALL ABOUT QUALITY!! Extreme top cow brought $3,450. That's not a typo, $3,450!! Top 60 averaged $1,736. Top 100 averaged $1,702. Top 225 averaged $1,472 Springing heifers sold extremely well with top of $1,525 and 30 head averaging $1,425. We sold 74 fat cattle today. Choice Holstein steers were mostly $.86 to $.92. Crossbred steers up to $1.07. Had a very active cull cow market! 25% of cows brought $.61 to $.6750 with another 50% from $.50 to $.60. As always, we really appreciate your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 3-2-2020

The boys got a new jump rope and with a little practice got up to 500-600 consecutive jumps. I discovered outta shape, 50 something, white males are majorly out of puff by the time they get to 45 jumps! Main run of Dairy cows $1,200 to $1,600. Many mid lactation bred back cows $900 to $1,200. Good springing heifers mostly $800 to $1,200. Open Holstein heifers $.60 to $.75/lb. Holstein heifer calves $30 to $55 per head. Holstein bull calves $40 to $95 per head. Holstein feeder steers $.65 to $.8750 cross breds up to $1.3250/lb. Choice Holstein steers & heifers $.88 to $.94. Beef cross steers up to $1.05. Market cows were lower this week. 66% of cows sold $.47 to $.58 top $.60. Hay prices steady to stronger. Dairy quality baleage $45 to $70/bale. Extreme top dry alfalfa $120/bale. Corn stalks $35 to $42.50. Barley straw $50. Rounds grass $35 to $65. As always, we really appreciate your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 2-20-2020

We sold 81 dairy cows, very much a buyer's market today. Extreme top $1700 consigned by Willard Brubacker, Stratford. Many very good quality dairy cows sold from $900 to $1,300. Better springing heifers still mostly $900 to $1,200. Good open heifers $.55 to $.70 a pound. Feeder cattle were higher today. Holstein steers mostly $.70- $.85 @ pound, top 745 lbs @ $.87. Beef cross steers up to $1.27/ lb. Quality Holstein bull calves $40 to $125 per head, top $127.50. Holstein heifer calves $10 to $50 per head. Very competitive fat cattle market today! Many choice Holsteins $.91 to $.9525. Extreme top $.9675 consigned by Joe Zimmerman, Dorchester. Choice beef steers $1.10 -$1.13/lb. 50% of cull cows sold from $.55 to $.6950. Extreme top $.7050/lb. Hay market nearly steady with last week. Round bales grass $40-$60. Dairy quality baleage up to $85 with dairy quality dry hay up to $120/bale. Oat straw up to $90 per bale. Rounds corn stalks $30 to $50/bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 2-13-2020

562 head consigned. Below-zero temps with a brutal wind chill. Still had 67 bidding numbers out and 49 individual buyers! Can't say enough good about our barn crew in making the sale run smooth and efficient even in less-than-ideal conditions. Also another big thank you to all our consigners and buyers! Dairy cows did not top quite as high but held in that 950 to 1300 range all day. Springing heifers mostly $850 to $1,200. Open heifers stronger, mostly $0.65 to $0.85. Package 10 head 745 lb @ .92. Hfr calves $10-30/hd. Feeder cattle market was stronger. Holstein steers $0.62 to $0.92. Beef steers up to $127.50. Holstein bull calves $50 to $90 per head. Choice Holstein steers topped @ 95.50 consigned by John Yoder, Spencer. Choice beef steers up to 110. Cull cows higher. 45% sold from 54 to 68.50, top Holstein cull cow 1875 lbs @ .70. Hay still trending lower. Round bales grass 35 to 60. Dairy quality 3 by 3 by 7 up to $120. Corn stalks 30to $50 per bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 2-6-2020

Gotta kinda like this weather for February in Wisconsin! 360 head consigned today. Same story as we've had lately, it's all about quality! Top dairy cows $2050, $1900 consigned by Nolan Garman, Colby. Also one other consigned cow at $2000. Many respectable milk cows still selling from that 900 to 1300. Springing heifers still very much a buyers market, mostly selling from 850 to 1200. Open heifers mostly sold $0.60 to $0.75 per pound. Holstein heifer calves $10 to $35 per head with one 90 pounder at $70. Good Holstein bull calves were a little higher, $40 to $90 per head. 15% sold from $100 to $110 per head. Beef cross calves up to $150/head. Top Holstein breeding bull, 940 lb, $1,485 consigned by Charles Nolt, Boyd. Good market bulls $0.65 to $0.77 per pound. Choice Holstein steers and heifers $0.87 to $0.95. Top $0.96 Herman Miller Jr., Spencer. Top dairy cross $106.00 Dorcas Raber, Spencer. Six head black feeder heifers, 543 lb at $116.00. Market cows steady. 40% sold from 51 to 65.50. 45% from 40 to 50 cents. Our largest run of hay ever. Hay market a little lower. Top quality grass hay $55 to $75 per bale. Lower quality $30 to $60. Top dairy hay 3 by 3 by 4 $120. Wheat straw up to $65 per bale. Excellent quality corn stalks up to $55.

JWO Notes & Market Report 1-30-2020

Had a shorter run of dairy cows but still excellent quality! Definitely a little more of a buyers market today with very good cows selling from $1150 to $1600. Top cow $1950 consigned by Larry Brubaker Jr of Stratford. Springing heifers mostly sold from $850 to $1100. Good opens $.58 to $.70/lb. Holstein bull calves mostly $35 to $75 per head with a top of $100. Heifer calves $20 to $45. Market cows a little lower but still selling quite well. Bulk of good cows brought $.47 to $.60/lb. Top $.6650. Choice Holstein steers $.88 to $.95 with a top of 3 hd @ $.9575. We had more good colored fat steers than ever before and a very strong market! Choice steers $1.09 to $1.17 with a top of $1.1825. A consignment of 29 hd averaged 1365 lbs @ $1.1575. Market bulls brought $.84 to $.88/lb. Hay market steady. Rounds and squares grass $45-$90. Square bales dairy quality up to $135/bale. Rounds bean stubble $35, excellent quality corn stubble up to $52.50. If you have any marketing questions, never hesitate to call 715-255-9600!

JWO Notes & Market Report 1-23-2020

Had a snow day today but still had 345 head and a nice crowd. Jason Brubaker by Thorp had the top dairy cow at 2000 also R Green Acres, Pepin $2,000. A very nice run of drive ins today with good quality selling in that 13 to $1700 range. Plenty of late lactation and older cows that were still worth the money selling from 700 to 1100. Cull cows were sharply higher today on a very active market. Main run of cows 45 to 64 cents. With a top of 6650. Choice Holstein steers this week 88 to 96 cents. Good quality Holstein bull calves mostly 45 to $75 per head. Top 100. Hay market steady. Round bales grass 40 to $70 per bale. Extreme top 3+3+7 dairy hay $140 per bale and 3+4+8 at $170. Excellent quality corn stalks 4+5 rounds $55 per bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 1-16-2020

Another run of excellent quality dairy cows today. Market was steady with last week. 25% of dairy cows sold from $1550 to $1850. Another 25% sold from $1300 to $1500. No Supreme quality springers today. Most good springers sold from $850 to $1150. Open heifer market continues to show good strength with the bulk of heifers selling from 60 to 85 cents per pound. Lightweight heifers were lower today with 200lb Holsteins selling from $75 to $150 per head. Had our best run of fat steers ever! Over 85% of Holsteins sold from $.89 to $.9325 with extreme dairy cross at $1.09! Choice beef steers up to $1.15. 50% of market cows sold $.40 to $.59. Good Holstein bull calves mostly 40 to $85 per head.

Market Report & JWO Notes 1-9-2020

Nice winter weather. Shorter runs of dairy cows but still good quality! Top dairy cows 1500-1800. Dairy heifers again sharply higher most good opens .68 to $0.90. Extreme top package 808 lbs @ $745 each. Beef feeder steers up to 1.20/lb. 400 lb Holsteins 91.50 Choice hol strs up to 92.50. Dairy quality Alfalfa 3 by 4 by 8 175/bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report

Well, we ended the year on a good note! Easily our best sale of the last 2 years. Was a jam packed standing room only crowd to the point some people really couldn't see what was going on in the ring which is always unfortunate, but as I told one fellow, just keep bidding, you can see what you got when you get her home!! I have a number of observations I'd like to share with you in here but they charge me so much a column inch for writing stuff. I don't begrudge the papers their living, but we're going to start doing my notes and market report a different way. It will be on our website or you can receive a direct email. We will also have a toll free number where you can call in and listen to the report. Top dairy cows; $2,700 LR Zimmerman, Greenwood. $2,400, $2,350 Moser, Westby. $2,300, $1,850 Sam Hershberger, Cashton. $2,200, $2,100, $2,000 Roger Books, Maiden Rock. $2,100 Colby. $2,100, $2,000, $2,000, $2,000, $1,900, $1,900, Kronebusch, Altura, MN. $2,000, $2,000 Norman Martin, Stanley. $1,850 Randall Martin, Withee.

JWO Notes & Market Report 12-19-2019

As always, the Bible is true. We are in... A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. Deuteronomy 11:12. We sold 487 head. 227 milk cows, 137 market cows plus hfrs, bulls, fdrs, fats and calves. Top consignment of 10 cows averaged $1,650. 52 free stall cows average $1,435. Had a good crowd and good Market throughout on quality cattle. Blemished cattle severely discounted. Hay market again lower. Extreme top Dairy quality $140 a bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 12-12-2019

Despite the snow and less than ideal roads, we still had a nice run of cattle and a good sized buying crowd. Over 70 people present and 48 individual buyers! Top quality cows continue to sell well. $2,100, $2,000, $1,900, $1,900, $1,800, $1,800, Davidson Herd, Hixton. $2,000, Ron Unseth, Genoa. $1,700, Michael Martin, Colby. $1,700, Sheldon Zimmerman, Unity. Many cows selling from $1000-1600. High cell count and long days in milk cows still heavily discounted. Beef feeder steers mostly $1.05 to $1.35. Holsteins mostly $.60 to $.85. Hay market was softer again this week. Most round bales grass sold for $45-75/ bale. Good grass squares up to $160/ bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 12-05-2019

Always be on the lookout for opportunities to do good to others! Continued strong demand on high quality cows with top cows every week lately $1,800 to $2,400. Good Jersey cows $1,100 to $1,300. Choice Holstein steers up to $.92. Good Holstein Bull calves up to $100. Hay prices lower overall this week but still $170/ bale on top quality grass squares. 38 lots of hay sold.

JWO Notes 11-28-2019

One of my many nieces got married Saturday. Not the nicest weather, but we had a good time together as most of my siblings from PA were also able to be there. The boys had a good week of deer hunting. I lost track of how many total, but they each got some which means there'll be some venison in my future, and I like that! We didn't have sale this week, but markets are definitely trending up on quality Dairy cattle. Most people I've talked with got over $20 a hundred for milk with some high testing Holstein herds up to $24. That just flat out makes the better cows we're selling worth more! As always, if you can't make the sale, we do order buying. Still taking consignments of top- end cows for our Holiday Select Sale on December 26th. Thank You for your business!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 11-21-2019

That letter I got about a relative in London with 9 million dollars was all just a scam. They wanted me to send them money. Well that didn't happen! If any one ever needs high quality, engineered, wood roof trusses, call Precision Truss 715-229-9191. Another week but the same story. It's all about quality! We are now taking Consignments for our third annual Holiday Select Sale, looks like we'll have our best group yet!! Top dairy cows this week 2400, 2400, 2200 Allen Weaver, Colby. 1900 Tom Kearn, Gays Mills. 1875 Heather Metzler, Viroqua. Many decent quality cows 700-1300. Had 24 lots of hay, firewood & bedding. 3+3+7 dairy quality grass and Alfalfa 120-150/ bale, top 180. Round bales first crop grass 65-85.

JWO Notes & Market Report 11-14-2019

Good luck and happy deer hunting! Just in case that doesn't work out, we can get you good meat in a very similar looking package for probably less money, here on the 5th. 418 head this week. Top dairy cows $1,725, $1,600 Vonhaden, Fall Creek. $1,675, Jacob Troyer, Cashton. $1,550 Menno Hershberger, Loyal. Quality Holstein feeder steers mostly $.70-.84. Choice Holstein steers $96.50, $96.00 John Yoder, Spencer. $95.00 Kenneth Yoder, Spencer. Dairy quality dry hay and baleage $120-150/bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 11-05-2019

Then it got cold! Then we got 587 cattle on our Special Heifer Sale. Then, we made more pen space. Not quite the ideal order for things, but now it should go smoother for the next big sale. Sheldon Zimmerman, Unity sold 3 Fancy springers, $1,300-$1,325, but most springers $750-950. Top open heifers $.70/lb. Lots of light flesh, plain, opens coming off pasture $.38-.60/lb. Choice Holstein steers $88-95, top lot ave 1640 lbs @ $.96. 530 lb crossbred steers & heifers $1.10-1.24. Holstein bull calves up to $85/hd. Dairy quality grass & alfalfa hay $110-140/bale. Baleage up to $90.

JWO Notes & Market Report 10-31-2019

Well my lucky day! I got a letter in the mail stating a distant relative of mine in London died of cardiac arrest in 2009 and just now they tracked me down as the next of Kin. The poor old bloke left a cool 9.47 million in his account. All I need to do to claim it is sign to verify who I am. I will of course have to wire funds for closing costs and a few incidentals, but still!! Quality, Quality, Quality. It's all about Quality and we had quality in Spades today! Top Dairy cows 2250, 1750, 1700 Stanley Halligan, Athens. $2000, $1850 Keith Horning, Greenwood. $2000, $1850, $1800 Tony Knorn, Casco. $2000, $1800 Allard Meverdan, Wittenberg. $1900, $1900 Lamar Weaver, Unity. $1900 Leonard Ray Zimmerman, Greenwood. $1800 Levi Bieler, Boscobel. Top Market steer 1615 lbs @ $.94. Market cows considerable higher than last week. 2 top cows $.5825. Hay market continues strong. Large squares dairy quality hay $130- $150 a bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 10-24-2019

It's always something. Finally, got our parking lot enlarged. Now we really do need more pen space. Had 797 head consigned on our special feeder and dairy sale. Our largest sale to date by about 250 head! Thanks to our excellent barn and office crew  we got through it okay. Good buyer support throughout but very selective on quality. Holstein steers mostly $65-80. Beef steers 599 lbs @ $1.35. 668 lbs @ $1.29. 475 lbs @ $1.38. 900 lbs @ $1.18. As always, thanks for your support!! And don't forget, if you can't make the sale we do order buying.

JWO Notes & Market Report 10-10-2019

Another large run of Dairy cows with a large dispersal of 300 cows and one smaller dispersal. The highlight of the day being the Jersey and Jersey cross cows. Many of them selling for $1,100 to $1,400. Good quality Holstein cows up to $1650. Many decent cows selling from $850 to $1,100. Springing heifers up to $1,150. Cull cows slightly lower. Top $.6450. Sold 104 head cull cows. Appreciate everyones business and hope to see you next week at our large Special Feeder Sale!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 10-10-2019

Our family went to the Milwaukee Zoo on Saturday. Very interesting seeing the different animals. As always, the monkeys were the highlight of the day. Some of them looked so familiar... The free admission day was pretty good to! Lots of fieldwork going on and a smaller crowd, but markets were pretty much steady this week across the board. Open heifers were considerably higher. We have order buying available if you cant make it to the sale. Sure appreciate everybodys patronage!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 10 -03 19

...swear not at all... Matt 5:34. Dairy cows a little softer today. Top $1,500 Brian Zimmerman, Loyal. The calf market is such a fickle thing, but definitely stronger today. Good Holstein bull calves 30 to $70, heifer calves $50 -110. Sold 121 cull cows on a stronger market, top $67.50. Consignment 13 Holstein steers, Loyal, averaged 1478 lbs @ 92.00, top 94.75. Dairy quality 3+3+7 hay 135/bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 09-26-2019

It felt like my foot is broken so I finally went to a foot Doctor. Podiatrist he called himself. He poked and prodded around at my foot and finally took an X-ray. Sure enough, my foot is broken. But he doesn't think that is where the pain is coming from. REALLY!!? Now him and I have what is called a difference of opinion. Milk prices are trending higher, which is a good thing. Good milk cows also higher than they were 2 months ago with tops consistently hitting $1700 to $1800 and a small percentage over the $2000 mark. Bulk of dairy cows still selling $850 to $1350. Good cull cows higher this week. 7 Limo cows averaged 1719 lbs @ 72.75 with a top of .74 consigned by Conrad Smith, Loyal. Top Holstein cow 1745 lbs @ .71 consigned by Doug Cox, Loyal. Top Holstein steers, 4 head averaged 1469 lbs @ 93.50 Dorcas Raber, Spencer. Bring us your cattle and see the difference!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 9-19-2019

Here's an odd statistical quirk. I read that 95% of drivers rate themselves as better than average, that's nearly identical to the number of people that think their cattle are worth more! Top dairy cows this week, $1,725, Merle Ray Oberholtzer, Colby. $1,700, $1,700, $1,650, Alan Kolb, Blanchardville. Top springer $1,300. Cull cows up to $.6750. Choice Holstein steers 5 head @ $.9150. Large squares hay up to $150 @ bale.

JWO Notes & Market Report 9-12-2019

Quality, Quality, Quality. Again, its all about Quality! We are so blessed to have good farmers consigning high quality cattle week after week. Also blessed to have discerning buyers, with integrity, patronizing our business. And a high quality, competent, workforce to make our operation run as smooth as possible. Top end Dairy cows this week, 2200, 2200, 2000, 1900, 1900, Tony Knorn, Casco WI. Good cows were steady to lower. Many cows sold from 800 to 1300. Holstein bull calves mostly 25 to 85 per head. Holstein feeder steers mostly $.65 to $.85 @ lb, top $.98. Beef yearlings $1.20 to $1.29 @ lb. Cull cows lower. Top $.6450. Good alfalfa hay 3+3+7 bales $135 a bale. Grass hay rounds & squares $55 to $95. Next Thursday we will have 24 bales Canadian alfalfa 2nd crop and 16 bales 3rd crop grass/alfalfa mix. Super, Super fancy hay good enough for sheep & goats!!

JWO Notes & Market Report 8-29-2019

So I'm probably biased, but I think I grill pretty serious pork chop. Yesterday I saw a guy eating one of them with ketchup and mustard on it. Now that just seems wrong! Save your ketchup and mustard for your ice cream and angel food cake but not on my good pork chops!! Quality, Quality, Quality, its all about Quality and we have it coming through our barn week after week. Sold 340 head to 57 buyers for 93 consignors. Well over a hundred people in attendance. Top dairy cows $1,950, $1,900, $1,750, $1,700, $1,700, $1,650, $1,600, $1,600, Sunset Farms, Allenton, WI. $1,875, $1,750 Jim Mlsna, Hillsboro, WI. $1,650, Dennis Anderson, Hager City, WI. $1,600, $1,600 Jonathon Shirk, Colby,WI. 26 cows sold over $1,500! Choice Holstein steers topped at $93.75 on 9 head from Mervin Hoover, Curtis, WI.

Market Report 9-05-2019

Remember Christians, ALL things work together for good and NOTHING can happen to you without God allowing it. More high quality cattle through our ring today. I got out of the prediction business a while ago, seeing I was so wrong for so long, but with all the heifers that have gone into feedlots and all the cows that are being bred to beef, it seems heifer prices just HAVE to turn around. Had our largest sale ever at Oberholtzer's this week with 560 head. Can't say enough of Thank Yous to all our consignors, buyers, barn help, office staff and truckers who help make this happen! Dairy cows mostly steady today, heifers still very much a buyer's market. Excellent quality dairy hay, $130-150/ bale

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