cropped salebarnFairview Sale Barn  Fairview, IL



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Jake Fidler      (309 224 2226)-----------Bob Garber (309 696 9798)            Ray Johnson  (309 337 6029)-----------Sale Barn    (309 778 2225)        Laura Fidler    (309 224 2225)-----------Bob Fidler   (309 224 2327)

Regular sales every Tues & Thurs...Special Sales As Follows.

Upcoming Cow Sales

Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m.   Hobbs/Eathington Angus Sale -

  • 60 bulls, 60 females     To view catalog, copy and paste in address bar:

Tuesday, March 6, 5 p.m.

  • (80+ total head dispersion) 20 heifers bred to Hobbs Boulder; 20, 3yr olds; 20 4-year olds; 30 cows 5+ years; bred to Hobbs/Eathington & Bewley Farm Bulls; CC&E

  • 60 cows complete dispersion mixed ages start calving mid March; Marshall

Tuesday, April 3, 5 p.m. -

  • 10 Registered Angus Bulls - Kiesewetter Angus

  • Breeding Bulls, Double J Farms

Tuesday, May 1, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5, Pending Cow Sale, 5 p.m. 

Upcoming Special Feeder Sales--Noon:


Thursday, March 8, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, March 22, Wean-Vac, noon**

Thursday, April 5, Wean-Vac Back to Grazing Sale, noon**

Thursday, April 19, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, May 10, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, June 14, no restrictions noon

**CAB & Wean/Vac Sale Criteria (click) 



 2-16-18 Market Overview

2329 cattle were in the past week’s auctions at Fairview Sale Barn. Slaughter animals had very good demand with a lot of buyer participation. The big run of feeder cattle was received by an eager buyer crowd that braved the fog and found Fairview. Demand was very good and quality was excellent.

185 fed steers and heifers were offered. Even though the very top was $.50 lower, the market was called steady to a dollar higher as 30% of the run brought $130 to the $132 top. Over-all the high yielding choice grade ranged from $128.50 to $132. Low yielding choice sold from $125.50 to $127.50. Mixed select 2’s-3’s brought $123-$127 and select 1’s-2’s were $123/down.

Dairy steers saw choice from $77.00-$83.50 and selects from $66.00-$75

176 slaughter cows sold on a $3.00-$5.00 higher market with most of the advance coming in the boner and cutter grades.

                                    High Yield                 Ave Yield                   Low Yield

Premium Whites      $105.00-$115.00      $84.00-$88.50          $79.00/down

Breakers                    $66.50-$70.00          $57.50-$62.00          $55.00/down

Boners                       $65.00-$71.50          $58.00-$64.00          $57.50/down

Cutters                       $62.50-$63.50          $51.00-$61.00          $49.50/down

Return to Farm (fancy-$105-$121.00) (good-$86.00-$99.00) (rest-$85.00/down)

12 slaughter bulls sold steady compared to last week’s market with (high yielding-$84.00), (average $77.00-$78.50) and (low yield $73.00/down)

1996 feeder cattle sold this week. Extremely foggy conditions curtailed the crowd, but those in attendance were in a buying mode as things sold well throughout.  Nearly all of the feeders were weaned and vaccinated with the males neutered. The offering was mostly made up of greener cattle and with the grass season just ahead, they out sold the fleshier cattle bringing considerably more.                                                               Steers                                                                                  Heifers                                 

300#-400#     $190.00-$214.50 avg $198.75                   $140.00-$192.00 avg $160.00

500#-600#     $170.00-$195.00 avg $178.00                   $138.00-$165.00 avg $153.00

600#-700#     $155.00-$180.50 avg $161.00                   $132.00-$155.00 avg $140.00

700#-800#     $135.00-$154.00 avg $145.00                   $130.00-$153.00 avg $139.00

800#-900#     $130.00-$143.00 avg $138.00                  

900-1000#    $125.00-$137.00 avg $139.00                                

1 50,000# load of 920 steers-$137.00   1 50,000# load of 713#heifers of 713#-$143.50

Saturday March 3rd at 1 o’clock is the annual Hobbs/Eathington Angus sale offering 60 bulls and 60 bred or ready to breed females. The monthly cow sale is Tuesday, March 6th at 5 o’clock and features a 90 head dispersion of mostly young Angus cows. The next feeder specials will be March 8th with no restrictions and then March 22nd will be a weaned/vaccinated sale.          









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Watch Our Sales On Line!!

        Log onto   Then, click on "create account".  You will need to create your account, Fill out the first time user information, creating an ID and password that you create.Then, you will use your ID and password each time you want to watch our sales.  If you have any questions, please call the Fairview Sale Barn, 309-778-2225.



Well, I have officially become an author as my book has been published. Laura is strictly in charge of marketing books locally. It is now available in hundreds of outlets including Barnes and Noble, Ingram, Amazon, and Kindle. Here is the direct link to purchase a book on line:…/Bob-Fidler-Alone-But-Never-Lo…


 "Alone But Never Lonely"

By Bob Fidler

The publisher and my niece, Lori Long, have developed a web page,, to promote the newly published book. Not only does it contain information about the book, it has photos of the subject's home on Great Slave Lake along with his sled dogs.There are also several mood pictures of summer scenes on the tundra of the Northwest Territories of Canada taken by me while canoeing in the very region he trapped.

Laura has a new supply of books available at the sale barn available for purchase.


Alone But Never Lonely
by Bob Fidler

Gus D’Aoust (1897-1990) was a legend, an icon of the Northwest Territories. He was a well-known adventurer, explorer, hunter, and above all, a dedicated and passionate Barren Land trapper. In this inhospitable environment beyond the tree line, he lived his life doing what he loved. His endeavors came near the end of the late, great fur trading era when white trappers stretched across the Tundra for hundreds of miles. This is his story including labors, hardships, philosophy, and other life events and experiences as told by him to the author in 1973.

Bob Fidler, teacher (now retired), enjoyed many years of Canadian canoe tripping throughout Ontario and parts of the Northwest Territories. Born into a family of outdoorsmen with hunting and fishing a way of life, it was so easy and natural for him to become absorbed in the life of the subject.




2017 World Champion Auctioneer, Brian Curless, will travel for and represent the Livestock Marketing Association for the next year. Many, many congrats to someone who we have always considered to be a Champ! Come to Fairview for all our special cow and feeder sales and listen to the champion sell cattle.


brian and truck


Tuesday Sales - "Fats, Cull Cows, & Bulls"

 10:00 a.m. - Fed Cattle, Cull Cows, & Slaughter Bulls


Thursday Sales

10:30 a.m. - Hay Auction and related Farm Items  

Noon - Sheep, Goats, Cattle


Fairview Sale Barn

1120 Carter St.

Fairview, IL 61432