Well over 300 head of cattle and a standing-room-only crowd of people! Nelson and Esther Weaver catered the lunch featuring chicken BBQ, French fries, cheese curds and milk. If you ever need an event catered they do an excellent job at a reasonable price. Not sure how many people were here but we had food prepared for 300 and it was all by 1:00. I did see a few people that looked like they might have had seconds though, at least sometime! Excellent quality dairy cattle today on a stronger Market. Set a new all-time high price on cows at Oberholtzer Auctions! Top dairy cows 2300, 2050, 1900, 1850, 1800, 1750, 1700, 1700, 1650, 1600, 1600, 1525, 1500, 1500 Kronebusch Altura, MN. 1700, 1500 Reuben Miller, Cashton. 1650 Jersey cross, Zimmerman, Thorp. 1500 Sam Hershberger, Cashton. 1500 Reuben Hershberger, Westby. Better springing heifers 900-1200. Extreme top 1350. Cull cows mostly .32-.43. Top .51. Choice Holstein steers up to .86.
Had a nice family tri to Pennsylvania. We were blessed with good weather and safe miles. Was privileged to attend 2 of my boyhood churches. Had various family gatherings, the largest ( and loudest) being the Oberholtzer side of the family with over 300 people there. Better dairy cows again $1,300 to $1,600 last week. Still excellent buying opportunities with many good cows from $850 to $1,100. Extreme top $1,800 John Nolt, Orchard IA. Hay continues to sell quite well, mostly $85-105 a bale.
Well we made it through our first year in biz! We sold way more cattle than we ever expected, but we sold a lot for less than we ever imagined possible a year ago. Surely the bad news is all in by now and the market starts heading up again. (I hope!) So far we had excellent buyer support to keep this a very competitive market. Also, many consignors that really want our auction to prosper. Thank you! (Don't forget we DO have lower selling cost than most around here.) Be sure to mark your calendar to be here on the 27th, as we are expecting many top dairy cows. Not sure what we'll have for eats, but I'm sure it'll good & lots of it!! Yes, we do keep getting excellent quality cows! Top cows this week, $2,000, $1,900, $1,700, $1,700, $1,500, Hubert Miller, Abbotsford. $1,700, $1,500, Sam Hershberger, Cashton. $1,600, Emma Miller, Chili. $1,450 Philip Showalter, Greenwood. Springing heifers mostly $750-1,100, top $1,275
Probably the best thing about my job is how many good people I get to meet and work with. Now if we could get past some of these challenging markets it would be a lot more enjoyable. Top dairy cows this week $2150, $2000, $1800, $1700, $1600, $1500, $1500 Metzger, Wonewoc. Many good cows still $700-1300 with any blemishes down to cull price. We keep getting more cattle too, had well over 100 this week. Cull cows mostly .28-.44. Top .5150. Choice Hol strs .80-.84. Top .86. Grass & alfalfa hay $75-105/ bale. Wheat straw $45/ bale.
Its all in how you word it. Imagine the uproar if they enacted a 2 billion dollar tax mostly on the poor and thee ignorant. Call it the lottery and even supposedly upright and anti-tax individuals foolishly participate in a self tax. Corn and bean yields are varying a lot but many good numbers coming in. Several consignments of excellent quality dairy cattle selling in the next couple weeks! Top cows still selling mostly from $ 1400- $1700, few higher. Many good cows $750-$1250. Extreme top springing hfr $1400, but most are $750- $1050. Open hfrs $.50-$.80/lb. Severe discounts on blemished & mismanaged cattle. Choice Hol strs .82-.86. A few highlights from the Special AaA Auction on October 25: Supreme Quality Dairy Cows sold for $2100, 1950, 1650, 1500 from Norman Z. Martin; $1800 Leonard Ray Zimmerman; $1700 Lamar Weaver; $1600 Melvin Zimmerman; $1600, 1500, Matt Hartwig.