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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!!
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.
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
On Saturday our whole family went to a park for a picnic lunch. It included grilled steak, pork chops, and chicken breast besides all the fixings and other complementary foods. Yes, I ate more than I absolutely needed for sustenance, but I bet you would have too! After 3 weeks of selling dairy cows sharply higher we had a market correction this week. Extreme top cows still bring $1,500-1,800, this week $1,000-1,400 stopped most good cows. Had a shorter supply the last few weeks but I expect another flood of cattle coming on the market in the next 60 days. Choice Holstein steers topped at $93.25 on five head from John Yoder, Spencer. Please call with any marketing questions. We have order buying available. And same as always, we really appreciate your business more than you think!!
Put on quite a few miles in several States the last two weeks. Sure saw a lot of good looking crops. These low 50s temperatures early mornings make a person think of Frost. Had 442 head consigned this week. Top selling Dairy cow was a registered, fresh 2 yr old Aftershock consigned by Muenster Homestead Farms, Seymour @ $1,550. Many good dairy cows selling from $900 to $1,300. Holstein feeder cattle were mostly $.70 to $.85, top fancy lightweights up to 1.05. Beef heifers 800 lbs @ $1.19. Choice Holstein steers up to $92.75 and dairy crosses up to $.9950. Top market cow 1940 lbs @ 75.50, second high was $.74, both consigned by Conrad Smith, Loyal. Conrad also had top bull, 2060 lbs @ $.8950. Yes, we do have a very competitive market! Also lower overall selling costs than some others.