cropped salebarnFairview Sale Barn  Fairview, IL




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We would like to extend sincere appreciation to everyone that donated to the Kansas wildfire relief fund. Because of your support we will be sending $4,500.88 to the Kansas Livestock Foundation!


Guest auctioneer, Andy White, LMA World Champion Auctioneer from Ashland, Ohio.  Andy was recently crowned "Auctioneering's Newest Triple Crown Champion"


There will be a June cow sale on Tuesday the 6th. Early consignments:

  • 30 cow-calf pairs and 30 fall calving cows.

June 8, Thurs - Special Feeder Sale, Noon

July 13, Thurs. - Special Feeder Sale, Noon


**CAB & Wean/Vac Sale Criteria (click)


5-26-17 Market Overview

461 Cattle were sold at auction this week at Fairview Sale Barn. Slaughter animals made up the majority of the run as most of the feeders have been sold already and the rest are turned out in pastures in belly deep grass to graze. Except for the specials, the feeder runs will be light unless mother nature does an about face and it stops raining. Hot weather and drought would change things, but that obviously won’t happen right away if at all.

210 Fed Cattle sold as producers used the slowdown in field work to catch up on moving finished cattle. Quality this week was very good with only a few greener cattle returning to the farm for more feed. The market was a dollar or two lower at the very top, but steady on everything else with a top of $140.50 for a few.

Choice 2-4 steers and heifers traded in a range of $134.00 to $137.50 with the

                Highest yielding settling in the $138.00 to $140.50 bracket.

                Low Yielding which included several full morning cattle sold from $130.50 to $133.50.

Mixed select/choice went for $129.00 to $134.00.

                Select 1’s and 2’s were $128.00 and down.

133 Slaughter Cows were a steady go with last week with quality and condition very good. The run was large and was made up of several vet-checked open cows which is unusual at this late date.

                                                High Yield                            Ave Yield                             Low Yield

Premium Whites              $88.00-$91.00                    $83.00-#87.00                   

Breakers                              $74.50-$78.50                    $70.00-$73.50                    $69.00/down

Boners                                  $75.50-$81.50                    $70.00-$74.50                    $69.00/down

Cutters                                 $68.50-$74.50                    $60.00-$65.50                    $59.50/down

Return to Farm                 Fancy                                    Good                                    

                                                $90.00-$104.50                  $74.00-$81.00


36 Slaughter Bulls, which was one of our largest market bull runs ever, sold as much as $8.00 higher for the large mature extra high yielding types with the top for one weighing 2225# at $112.00 CWT. The rest sold steady with a week ago.          

High Yield                            Ave Yield                             Low Yield

                                                $101.50-$112.00                $92.50-$99.50                    $91.00/down


Only 74 Feeder Cattle sold this week as numbers have all but dried up. The drop in the futures market has had little effect on anything green in flesh that has grass potential. Prices for grazing calves remain very strong as the rains keep coming and the grass continues its rapid growth. Buyers add to their present count trying to keep up with conditions. Prices for light weaned and thin steers with shots still can push the $2 a pound figure. Heifers of the same kind are far behind in the 140’s and 150’s. Bigger cattle and fleshier ones not suitable for grass are more closely tied to the board figures and sell for less.

We will have a cow sale on Tuesday, June 6, at 5:00 with 25 cow/calf pairs and 30 fall calving cows consigned to date. This number will grow by sale time. The next feeder special will be Thursday, June 8 and is open to all feeder cattle….no restrictions.  



Watch Our Sale On Line!!

        Log onto   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.



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:…/Bob-Fidler-Alone-But-Never-Lo…


 "Alone But Never Lonely"

By Bob Fidler

The publisher and my niece, Lori Long, have developed a web page,, to promote the newly published book. Not only does it contain information about the book, it has photos of the subject's home on Great Slave Lake along with his sled dogs.There are also several mood pictures of summer scenes on the tundra of the Northwest Territories of Canada taken by me while canoeing in the very region he trapped.

Laura has a new supply of books available at the sale barn available for purchase.


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.




Sketch by Robin Ewalt



Tuesday Sales - "Packer Day"

 10:00 a.m. - Fed Cattle, Cull Cows & Slaughter Bulls

Thursday Sales

10:30 a.m. - Hay Auction and related Farm Items   Noon - Sheep, Goats, Cattle


Fairview Sale Barn

1120 Carter St.

Fairview, IL 61432