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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!!
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!!
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!!
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.
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