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Fairview, IL 61432 -- (309) 778-2225



**LMA Regional Auctioneer Champion

**State of Illinois Auctioneer Champion

**State of Missouri Runner to the champion

 If ever you are in need of an auctioneer--  land, estate, farm related, and most everything else, call Brian. With world class credentials, you couldn't do better. There is a difference. Phone 217-242 1665, or email

   Tuesday Sales          Thursday Sales

       "Packer Day" 10:00 a.m.                       10:30 a.m.  Hay auction

Fed Cattle, Slaughter Cows & Bulls             and related farm  items Monthly Cow Sales 1st Tues. 5:00pm         Noon - Sheep, Goats, Cattle  

1st cow sale of the season with a lot of cow/calf pairs and bred cows already consigned.      


The fall CAB sale will be on November 22nd and your calves must be weaned by October 22nd and have the required vaccinations to qualify.

October Sales Schedule

Market Overview October 24, 2014

2203 Head made for a very busy week at Fairview Sale Barn. Prices for everything are in the upper strata and show no signs of weakening. Right now there is absolutely nothing on the horizon hinting at a change. There’s a world of good cheap feed, cow numbers are way down, the world is crying for protein with the good old USA the best source for it, and people are going out to eat good steaks regardless of the cost.

128 Fed Cattle sold steady to a buck higher than a week ago with a scratch top of $167.75. The bulk of the choice steers and heifers brought from $162.00 to $166.75. Lower yielding choice and most selects sold from $156.00 to $162.50. A few stags, heiferettes, and the lower quality sold at $154.00 and down. A few choice dairy breeds brought ftom $136.75 to $142.50.

111 Cows went to slaughter on a steady market. An unusual number of cows were carrying excessive fill this week but overall quality improved over a week ago. Yield is everything in slaughter cows and packers refuse to pay high prices for a belly full of manure. The higher yielding by grade saw premiums bring $137.00 to $147.00. Breakers ranged from $114.50 to $125.00. Boners bracketed from $112.00 to $12675. Lean cows sold from $106.00 to $113.50. Several sold below these figures because of the yield factor while some very poor ones brought much less.   

18 Bulls left town on an even keel with the better ones going for $128.50 to $142.50.

1946 Feeder Cattle came to the sale, a surprising number with so many producers keyed on the harvest. With so many would be buyers tied to the combine seats, the order buyers kicked in and made things happen. The light, green cattle were in great demand. Also, the 13 load lots of yearling steers put a fire under things. Everything else easily found a home at very good prices.  

300#-400#   (steers & bulls) $290.00 to $343.00   (heifers) $250.00 to $297.50

400#-500#   (steers & bulls) $288.00 to $317.00   (heifers) $230.00 to $277.00

500#-600#   (steers & bulls) $280.00 to $311.00   (heifers) $235.00 to $270.00

600#-700#   (steers & bulls) $235.00 to $259.00   (heifers) $220.00 to $250.00

700#-800#   (steers & bulls) $212.00 to $258.00   (heifers) $200.00 to $225.00

800#-900#   (steers & bulls) $212.00 to $240.00   (heifers) $181.00 to $200.00

900#-1000# (steers & bulls) $195.00 to $224.50

13 Load lots of 50,000 lbs or more sold as follows----(719#-$258.00) (757#-$250.00) (763#-245.50) (773#-244.75) (774#-244.75) (787#-245.50) (797#-233.25) (822#-$233.50) (834#-238.75) (861#-228.75) (928#-$222.75) (938#-224.50).

The November Special sales schedule opens with a cow sale Tuesday November 4 and a good selection is in place featuring 35 cow/calf pairs. Then on Thursday November 13 is a feeder sale with no restrictions. On Saturday November 22 we will hold our annual fall CAB feeder sale. If you aren’t sure of the requirements for this sale, give us a call, or go to our web page.  


 October 21, Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls -- overnights: 101 fats (inc 36 from Geier), 46 cows, and 6 bulls


November Sales Schedule

November 4-Tuesday-5:00-The Seasons first special cow sale. Slaughter cattle sell in the morning at 10:00

***20 black pairs, ***1 Angus bull 3 yrs old,***15 pairs and 20 spring calvers ***

November 6 Thursday Regular Weekly sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle

November 11 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls

November 13 Feeder Special along with regular sale---no restrictions. At 6:00 over 1500 were in the barn. 1100 are yearlings with several load lots. A lot more light green calves than usual are in the mix as producers are cashing in on this good market before winter sets in. Several more are coming tonight and in the AM.

November 18 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, bulls

November 20 Thursday Regular Weekly Sale-Sheep, Goats, Cattle

Saturday, November 22-Noon

CAB Feeder Special for Angus based calves that are weaned at least 30 days and have at least one full round of shots (7-way, the virals, and pasteurella). a second round will benefit you. Make sure the required shots are given! All black cattle qualify as do half blood Angus regardless of color. Be sure they are weaned before Oct 22 and meet the other qualifications.

November 25 Tuesday Slaughter Sale-Fats, Cows, Bulls. We will have a sale!


Click on the Livestock Marketing Associations daily updates below. We will post them as received. There is some very timely reporting done by them about our industry and well worth the read.

LMA Daily Updates  click for add'l info-10-20-14

Jake - 309-224-2226     Bob G - 309-696-9798

Ray -  309-337-6029      Bob F - 309-224-2327

Bev -  309-778-2225      Laura - 309-778-2225

Fax     309-778-2014

Brian Curless-Auctioneer  217-242-1665


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