Market Reports:

01/31/2019

White collar crime is generally a crime of greed, not need. A man may steal your cow because his children need milk for their Cheerios or his buddies are coming over and he's short burgers. The criminal that steals, say, your cow business, likely has all he needs plus considerable more. So why do they do it?? More later. 32 below dairy cows a little lower. Top $1,550 Hubert Miller, Abbotsford. $1,500 Chester Kauffman, Cashton. $1,500 Consignment, Owen. Market cattle and hay higher! As always, we sure appreciate your business!!

01/24/2019

So much for the mild winter... Brrrr!! My Dad often said, "it's sure good they can't operate the weather with politics." If theycould, how would it be right now, wouldn't we have any weather at all?!?! Can't you just see the headlines, all non-essential weather is canceled until a gazillion dollars is approved for blah, blah. Golf courses in south Florida will of course be on a regular weather schedule. Another very nice run of top quality cows today! Top cows today $1,900, $1,800 $1,800 $1,750, $1,750 $1,700 $1,700 $1,600, Bugbee Dairy dispersal- Hillsboro. Many decent cows still selling from $900 to $1,300. Cull cows up to $.58, choice Holstein steers up to $.90. Still a very high demand for good quality hay! Round bales grass $85-120

01/17/2019

So I went too the library and did some reading on white collar crime. Like every other subject out there, there are people that spend their life studying it, the crimes and the criminals behind them. One of these day I'll give a report on the interesting things I've learned. It's all about Quality. Quality cattle, Quality people, Quality service. Where would you buy better cows?! Top cows today $1,850 Aaron E. Miller-Cashton, $1,800 Consignment-Loyal, $1,775 David Bontreger-Granton, $1,750 Matthew Martin-Loyal, $1,725 Harlan Weaver-Colby, $1,600 Menno A. Stutzman-Granton, $1,550 Levi Hershberger- Loyal, $1,500 David Shetler- Westby, $1,500 Melvin Sauder- Colby. Cull cows mostly $33-50 with several to 57. Choice Holstein steers up to .89 colored fats to 1.09. Good Holstein bull calves $45 to$85 per head top $120, beef calves up to $300. Round bales grass hay $85 to $105, large squares up to $115 per bale. Yes, we want your business but as always even if you don't do business here don't hesitate to call with your marketing questions.

01/10/2019

Its all about Quality. Quality Cattle, Quality People, Quality Service. Market on top dairy cows definitely trending higher! $1,900 Zimmerman, Thorp, $1,700 Jason Brubaker, Thorp, $1,600 Reuben Hershberger, Westby, $1,500 Sam D Miller. Choice Holstein steers up to $0.87. Cull cows mostly .34-.45, top .5650. Good Holstein bull calves $45-85 per head top $120. Beef calves up to $300 per head. Hay report: Round bales grass $ 85-105, large squares $115 per bale. Thanks for your past and future business!!

12/27/2018

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.