Market Reports:


My Dad turned 93 last week. He's starting to show a fair amount of wear and tear and says this getting old sure ain't for sissies! Still selling a lot of high quality Dairy cattle in a buyer's market. For $900 to $1,200 you can get a very nice dairy cow and 1800 will buy you just about everything thru the ring. Lesser quality 500-800. Good springing heifers 800-1050. Open heifers up to .78. Cull cows up to $.62, choice Holstein steers upper .80's and low$.90's. Select and under finished steers .72 to .83. Good Holstein bull calves 85-110. Top 125. Still a very good demand for hay. Most rounds and square bales 85-150/bale. Small squares grass 4.50 to 7.50/bale. As always feel free to call with any marketing questions, and thanks for all your business!!


Much as I wanted to share more of what I learned in my whit collar crime study, that still small voice keeps saying "don't". Instead lets read Romans 12:17-21. Another round of many good quality cattle selling for less than I think they should. Top dairy cows $1,700 Harry Keim, Willard. $1,675 Rueben Hershberger, Westby. $1,550 Michael Bender, Unity. $1,500 Levi Hershberger, Loyal. Lots of very good cows selling $850 to $1400. Springing heifers mostly $800-950. Open heifers up to $.65/lb. Feeder cattle higher. 6 Angus steers 718 lbs 1.44/lb. Holstein steers mostly $.70-.90. Cull cows up to $.58. Very strong demand for hay! Rounds mostly $95 to 120. Large squares grass up to $150. Small squares $4.75 to $7.00 per bale. Thank You so much for your continued support!!


What a waste of resources. Went to the bank to open a savings account for our 7 and 9 yr olds. Five pages and 7 signatures per account and we were in business! Plus they sent 12 more pages, of mostly fine print, legalese along home. Fell asleep before I read it all but among other things it did have us agree to not use the account for any illegal activities. AND, if the boys keep more than $49.99 in the account they get paid the astonishing rate of .01%!! I wonder how the bank can afford it but I guess they know what they're doing. Another round of many good quality cattle selling for less than I think they should. Top dairy cow $1,650, lots of very good cows $850 to $1,400. Cull cows selling quite well, many .40-59, choice Holstein steers to .90. Still very strong demand for hay with most round and squares grass bringing $90-110 @ bale. Top $120


Mark took 5th place in the Greater Midwest Auctioneer Contest in Rugby, North Dakota last week, and third in a ring man competition. Congrats Mark! My Parkinson's is definitely speeding the aging process ( save the age wise cracks, 53 isn't really that old!!) Had a 60ish year old lady like to help me across the street the other day. How manly do you think that'll make you feel?! Over all dairy cows trending lower, many good cows selling $800-1300. Top springing heifer $1,250. Cull cows up to $.60. Top dairy cross steer $1.08 and Swiss steer $.94 Kenneth Yoder, Spencer. We dohave a very competitive market and we do need more market cattle!! Large round and square bales of hay up to $110. Small squares mostly $3.50 to $4.50. Top $5.75.


Our son Mark placed 5th at the Greater Midwest Auctioneer Contest in Rugby, North Dakota this week. Congrats Mark! I wonder if my paying property taxes at the last hour correlates to having the last mile in the township to be plowed!?? 477 head consigned this week with a good sized crowd considering the snow event we were having. Dairy cows seem to be trending a little lower. Top $1,550 with many good cows selling from $750-1100. Springing heifers mostly $750-950 top $1,200. Opens up to $.72/lb. Butcher cows $35-48, top $58. Choice Holstein steers up to $.91 a pound. As always, thanks for the business!!