Fairview Sale Barn Fairview, IL
ATTENTION: THERE WILL BE NO PACKER DAY SALE ON TUESDAY, JULY 5
This drawing was donated by Brian Curless (created by Robin Ewalt) to the PAC Auction
Purchased by Cody at Bloomington Wisconsin Sale Barn for $2300!
2016 Special Sales
Thurs., July 7 - Special Feeder Sale
Thurs., July 28 - NO SALE, FAIR WEEK
First CAB Sale - Saturday, November 12, noon
Market Overview 6-24-16
383 Cattle sold at auction at Fairview Sale Barn this week The pace was a typical draggy one in a very warm summer affair. The majority were fed cattle as the seasonal large runs continue. There appears to be no shortage of fats at this time. Where did all of those complaining about lower cow numbers nationwide go? And cow numbers also stay high as open non-calvers and those that have lost calves are going to slaughter. Bulls with problems are also headed for slaughter. Feeder numbers have dwindled for obvious reasons as the grazing season is in full swing.
212 Fed Cattle sold. As the Merc continues to lose value, unfortunately so does the live cattle market! Steer top today was 124.75 which was $5.50 lower than last week, however the bulk were $6.00-$7.00 lower.
Slaughter Steers and Heifers
Choice 2-4 119.00-122.00
High Yielding 122.50-124.75
Low Yielding 116.00-119.00
Mixed Select/Choice 2-3 115.00-118.50
Select 1-2 !14.50/down
92 Cull cows were active and sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher. Most of the advance was on the moderate to fleshier cows although there was gain in all grades and classes.
Slaughter Cows High yield Avg. Yield Low Yield
Premium White 100.00 90.00-95.50 83.50
Breakers-1300-1800# 84.50-91.50 79.50-83.50 78.50/down
Boners 1200-1600# 86.00-93.00 80.00-84.50 78.50/down
Lean 1000-1400# 79.00-83.00 73.00-76.50 70.50/down
16 Bulls were 2.00 higher on a 115.00 top.
Slaughter Bulls - High yield Avg. Yield Low Yield
111.00-115.00 103.00-109.00 101.50/down
63 Feeder Cattle made for a very light run and no real test of the market although the trend follows the Merc and is headed south. The next feeder special is set for Thursday, July 7 and is open to all feeder cattle.
By Bob Fidler
By Bob Fidler
Laura now has a supply of books available at
the sale barn.
Laura now has a supply of books available at the sale barn.
Well, I have officially become an
author as my book has been published.
Laura is strictly in charge of marketing
books locally. It is now available
in hundreds of outlets including Barnes
and Noble, Ingram, Amazon, and Kindle.
Here is the direct link to purchase a
book on line:
Alone But Never Lonely
by Bob Fidler
Gus D’Aoust (1897-1990) was a legend, an icon of the Northwest Territories. He was a well-known adventurer, explorer, hunter, and above all, a dedicated and passionate Barren Land trapper. In this inhospitable environment beyond the tree line, he lived his life doing what he loved. His endeavors came near the end of the late, great fur trading era when white trappers stretched across the Tundra for hundreds of miles. This is his story including labors, hardships, philosophy, and other life events and experiences as told by him to the author in 1973.
Bob Fidler, teacher (now retired), enjoyed many years of Canadian canoe tripping throughout Ontario and parts of the Northwest Territories. Born into a family of outdoorsmen with hunting and fishing a way of life, it was so easy and natural for him to become absorbed in the life of the subject.
Watch Our Sale On Line!!
Log onto www.lmaauctions.com Then, click on "create account". You will need to create your account, Fill out the first time user information, creating an ID and password that you create.Then, you will use your ID and password each time you want to watch our sales. If you have any questions, please call the Fairview Sale Barn, 309-778-2225.
Sketch by Robin Ewalt
Tuesday Sales - "Packer Day"
10:00 a.m. - Fed Cattle, Cull Cows & Slaughter Bulls -- Monthly Cow Sales 1st Tues. of Month - 5 p.m. (as long as there is enough cow movement to justify it. The summer months will offer a cow sale only if there is a large dispersion to build on. Watch the ads for details)
10:30 a.m. - Hay Auction and related Farm Items Noon - Sheep, Goats, Cattle