Well, I guess we sure got our share of April snow! Hard to tell how much it is with all the drifting. We again had a lot of good quality cows last week. Top sellers, $1,800 Wilmer Martin, Colby. $1,800 Jason Brubaker, Thorp. $1,750 Norman Martin, Stanley. $1,700, $1,700 consignment, Colby. Still many good cows selling $800-1300. Plain, blemished and mismanaged cattle severely discounted. We milk all the cows we sell and give a warranty on most of them. Next special heifer sale is May 3rd. Expect 250-300 head, had 309 last month with a few Holsteins at $1.00/lb, Jerseys to $1.50.
We again had a successful special heifer sale with 309 head. Several lots of fancy green 5-600lb Holsteins right at 1.00/lb on estimated weights. Jerseys to 1.50 or a little more. Plain heifers mostly .80-.85/lb. Overall it continues to be a buyers market. Many good young cows selling from 900 to 1300. Just really a lot of cows on the market right now. People keep asking when we’re putting in a scale & doing feeder cattle sales - guess we need to think that through. So far nobody offered to finance a scale! As always, don’t hesitate to call if you want market advice or free on farm appraisals. Think spring!!
It seems spring is rather slow in coming, but it WILL come!! I’ve been trying to think of slogan for our business. The other day someone was here and said, “this is the best little dairy sale!” Maybe we’ll go with that.
Overall still a very challenging market but top cows trending higher. This was the second sale in a row Gideon Miller, Cashton had the top cow @ $2,050. Many decent cows selling $800-1300. Top springer heifer $1400, most bred heifers $800-1200. We may well not be the newest or fastest growing auction around, but believe me, we are extremely pleased with the volume and quality of cattle coming through the doors. To date we’re averaging 260 head DAIRY cattle per sale, sure am glad for all the consignor and buyer support we get!!
Over 300 head DAIRY cattle. Still a challenging market over all but top cows trending higher. We may well not be the newest or fastest growing auction around, but believe me, we are extremely happy with the volume and quality of cattle coming through the doors!!