Notice: It will be very quiet around here until July 10. We will be closed the
July 2nd and 4th
July 2nd & 4th--No Sales--July 2nd & 4th
Barbeque lots of beef and enjoy a safe holiday!
Next Special Feeder Sale Thurs, Aug 1.
(If temperatures cooperate)
Lots of yearlings from three sources. If you are selling, call in so we can include yours in the buyer notices.
Jake 309 224 2226 Bob G 309 696 9798
Ray 309 337 6029 Bob F 309 224 2327
Barn 309 778 2225
Brian competed in the World Series of Auctioneering contest today (June 16) in California. This is in itself a great honor to lock horns with the best of the profession from Canada and the USA. The best thirty-three auctioneers from both countries were on hand.
Brian did not make the finals which consisted of ten men. He did not make any mistakes today and can compete with the best. Some of these guys were finalists last year in S Carolina and have vast experience. They've been competing in it for years. For his 1st try, our man was great.
Bailey Ballou from Oklahoma is the
2012 WLAC champion auctioneer.
"Packer Day" - Fat cattle, slaughter cows/bulls - 10:00 a.m.
Buyers representing several cow and fed cattle plants are attending every sale. Your slaughter animals couldn't be in a better market place than Fairview--to get consistently good prices, it takes more than one or two buyers controlling everything. We have several buyers and they compete for your cattle.
Hay & farm related - 10:30a.m.
Sheep/Goats/Cattle at 12:00 noon
June 10-21 Fairview Sale Barn Recap
383 this week 1133 last week 367 last year
Fats. 198 head. Steers topped at $123.50 and heifers $121.50. Temperature and corn prices climbed rapidly, and fed cattle prices went the other way weakening $2-$3 from last week. Packers had apparently already filled their needs going into the holiday barbecue week leaving the market somewhat in limbo everywhere. Most sales were in the $119-$121 range with lower yielding and better selects bringing $115-$118. Cattle with fill, those in need of more feed with questionable grade potential, and anything with minus quality brought less. Those returning to feeders are running into very high finishing costs and are bringing less and will continue to do so---a simple matter of economics.
Cows. 80 head. Slaughter cows were somewhat weaker with both high yielding boners and breakers $85-$95. Lean cows were back from there. Cow/calf pairs were in demand at $1650-$1775 and better 3rd period cows $1105-$1360. A few fall calvers sold at $900-$1100, good prices for the kind.
Bulls. 9 head. Those with yield and size brought $97-$111. A few junkers were in the 40's and 50's
Feeders 96 head. Heat, drought, spiraling corn prices, and red ink in the fed cattle alley are eroding stocker and feeder prices with the heat factor perhaps today's biggest influence. Small run today, so a small sample size. Click on 'Market Report' for the detailed size/price break down.
June 20, Thurs - Noon
Special Feeder Sale - open to all
***400 head 650#-800# yearling steers
***100+ head 850#+ yearling steers
*** 90 head open yearling heifers
July Sales Schedule
July 2nd or 4th No Sales July 2nd or 4th
July 10 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Cattle
July 12 Thursday Regular Sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Hay
July 17 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Cattle
July 19 Thursday Regular Sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Hay
July 24 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Cattle
July 26 Thursday regular Sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Hay
July 31 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Cattle
In the June/July issue of The Successful Farmer are two excellent articles for the cattleman about cattle health. We recommend them as very good 'reads'.
CLICK (Updated June 27, 2012) Ag business from LMA and other industry news.