Well the '06 Impala officially let me sit. Odometer shows 333,406 so I guess we got a fair amount of use out of it. Had a weather market this week, but market was still mostly steady on a shorter run. Top cow $1,450. Hay market higher.
Another near record breaking head count this week! Over 400 head dairy sold with 5 dispersals of cows and 2 heifer dispersals. Also many good consigned cows from our highly valued consignors! Top cows again selling from $1,400 to $1,600. Overall slightly stronger market with many cow selling from $850 to $1,150. Top springing heifer $1,300 with main run from $800 -$1,050. Open heifers mostly $.62 to .70. Holstein bull calves up to $150. Top Angus calf $325. Very strong cull cow market. Top cull cow 1860 lb @ $.5650 consigned by Nolan Garman, Colby. Remember Quality is everything in todays market!!
Think this through; I believe the cost of production equals the price of milk, over time. Still a lot of dairy cows coming onto the market. Top cows $1,400 to $1,600 but a lot of good cows selling $800 to $1,100. Hay market definitely trending lower. As always, don't hesitate to call with any marketing questions.
John N Oberholtzer - March 3, 1926 - March 14, 2019 Another soldier goes to his reward. I called him Dad. Good Dairy cows stronger this week. Still a buyers market. Many respectable cows selling $850- $1100. Cull cows slightly lower. Top $.5650. Hol strs up to $.93. Hay market considerable lower with warmer weather. Good rounds and squares grass $85- 120.
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!!