Fairview Sale Barn Fairview, IL
Market Overview November 21, 2014
738 Head went on the auction block this week at Fairview Sale Barn.
242 Fed Cattle came to the sale. The very good overall quality was a factor in making a new Fairview Sale Barn top of $174.00. In general, the market was quoted as $2 to $3 higher. Over 1/3 of the offering were high yielding choice and brought from $170 to the $174 top. Low to average yielding choice and the best selects bracketed from $165 to $169.50. Several were not finished and returned to the feedlot in the low to mid $160's. A few fed bulls, stags, individuals with extra large carcasses, and older looking heiferettes traded at lower figures. A hand full of Holsteins brought from $145.50 to $150.75.
213 Cows were sold with 179 going to slaughter, a larger number than usual as farmers are winding down the harvest and finding time to work their cows in order to get rid of those that are unproductive. With so many cows this week, the quality was all over the board as expected. But, there were a lot of excellent slaughter cows plus several grandmas that would not have survived the coming winter. Higher yielding cows by grade saw the premiums, which included some of those older looking heiferettes, bring from $132 to $151. Breakers had a $115 to $124.75 market. Boners sold from $115 to $130, and lean cows $109.50 to $115. Anything overly full or below average in quality brought less. A few weak and shelly cows sold under a dollar.
33 Bulls sold as producers are finding time to cull. Prices remain strong for the bigger more mature high yielding types which are favored by the buyers. These sold from $125 to $135. Prices drop quickly as quality and yield slip.
250 Feeder Cattle were sold and with the exception of a handful of yearlings, very few were weaned and most of those were not vaccinate. A big majority of the males were still bulls. This made the market appear a little softer, but prices were very good for the kind and quality overall was very good.
300#-400# (steers & bulls) $295 to $332.50 (heifers) $240 to $285
400#-500# (steers & bulls) $240 to $272.50 (heifers) $220 to $252
500#-600# (steers & bulls) $230 to $272.50 (heifers) $225 to $259
600#-700# (steers & bulls) $$220 to $241 (heifers) $210 to $238
700#-800# (steers & bulls) $180 to $240 (heifers) $180 to $240
34 of the cows were bred and sold by the head. A couple of dispersals had the best young spring calving bring from $2000 to $2600. The rest fell in place from $1250 to $1900.
Tomorrow is the annual November CAB feeder cattle special sale and the run will be huge. Over 2000 top quality calves and yearlings will be in the offering. Included will be several load lots of yearlings.
The next special cow sale is December 2nd at 5:00. Featured will be several dispersions of high quality cows and a couple of top of the line western origin bred heifers.
Tuesday Sales - "Packer Day"
10:00 a.m. - Fed Cattle, Cull Cows & Slaughter Bulls -- Monthly Cow Sales 1st Tues. of Month - 5 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - Hay Auction and related Farm Items Noon - Sheep, Goats, Cattle
November Sales Schedule
Valley Angus Association and Fairvew Sale Barn Sponsored C AB Feeder Special
At 7:30 Friday evening: 2260 head are in the barn. Numbers should top out at around 2500 head by sale time tomorrow (12:00). All are weaned, vaccinated, and males are steered. This is a very nice offering of calves and yearlings. Cattle are in from 21 different Illinois counties.
-Lamoine Valley Angus Association and Fairvew Sale Barn Sponsored C
AB Feeder Special --2000 headFor tomorrow’s sale—Nov 22
25 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls. We will have a sale!
ovember 25 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls. We will have a sale!
NO SALE THURSDAY NOVEMBER
27 THANKSGIVING --EAT BEEF
December Sales Schedule
December Sales Schedule
December 2, Tuesday 5:00--Special Cow Sale. Consignments:
(Slaughter sale as usual-10:00 AM)
20 Heifers from Duzan Angus 1200# western origin bred heifers A.I. bred to H.A. Image Maker to calve Feb 15. Negative for BVD-PI, pelvic measured, and a complete health program. The real deal!!
19 cows young spring calving cows. Newsman.
5 cows big Angus spring calvers. Parr.
15 Angus cows & a yearling Ang bull. Cows are big and good. Complete disrersion. Windish.
32 registered Angus 4-7 yrs old most to calve in February. Hobbs Angus.
50-- 3-yr old cows western origin had one calf and 35 western origin bred heifers bred to 1st class bulls. Owner got hurt or these would never be for sale. More information will be coming.
December 4 Thursday Regular Weekly Sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle
December 9 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls
December 11 Thursday Special Feeder Sale along with Regular Sale-no restrictions-all cattle welcome along with sheep and goats.
December 16 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls
December 18 Thursday Regular Weekly Sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle
December 20 Saturday Special Wean/Vac Feeder Sale. Restrictions apply--open to all breeds weaned over 30 days with the required shots. 1. 60 calves 2. 100 or so 9-wt steers 2 loads 3.
December 23 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls
These are the last sales for 2014--See y'all in January. Thanks from the heart to all our friends and customers and have the merriest of Christmas's with health and prosperity throughout the new year.
January 2015 Sales Schedule
Jan 3 Saturday CAB Feeder Sale sponsored by LaMoine Valley Angus Association---Restrictions apply. Call us.
Jan 6 Tuesday Special monthly cow sale 5:00. Slaughter sale 10 AM as usual.
Jan 8 Thursday Regular weekly sale for all livestock & hay.
Jan 10 Saturday Annual January feeder special open to all feeder cattle--no restrictions. All are welcome.
Jan 13 Tuesday Slaughter cattle Packer Day 10 AM.
Jan 15 Thursday Regular weekly sale for all livestock and hay.
Jan 20 Tuesday Slaughter cattle Packer Day 10 AM.
Jan 22 Thursday Regular weekly sale for all livestock and hay.
Jan 24 Saturday Special Cow Sale for young front end cows and bred heifers featuring the annual sale of 100 reputation Kocher bred heifers--fancy and managed by some of the best cowmen anywhere.
Jan 27 Tuesday Slaughter cattle Packer Day 10 AM.
Jan 29 Thursday Special Feeder Sale along with the regular weekly sale--no restrictions for the cattle