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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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!!