aerial headingFairview Sale Barn

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

"Packer Day" 10:00 a.m.

Fed Cattle, Slaughter Cows & Bulls

Monthly Cow Sales 1st Tuesday 5:00pm


Thursday Sales

Regular weekly sales.

Hay, Posts, 10:30 a.m.

Sheep, Goats,Cattle at 12:00


There is some potentially positive news re the Tyson situation although nothing official has reached us at the sale barn. I will pass along what is rumored. First, IBA leadership has been in touch with one of Tyson's bigger buyers and word from him is that Tyson could begin accepting show cattle at some plants provided the cattle are accompanied by an owner signed certificate as a guarantee that the carcass will be drug free.

Also, from LMA comes a statement from the Tyson procurement office that a compromise may be in the works with signed owner certification required. The statement from Tyson at that time was that there was nothing definite just yet, but they are working on is.

Tyson continues to stress that they want no cattle that have been fed Zilmax in any form. They are very adamant re this aspect and don't want them anywhere near their plants.

We had no show cattle in today's slaughter auction, but when asked about buying show cattle, the Tyson buyer said no matter what, he wasn't going to buy any just yet. Other packer buyers in attendance were completely noncommittal. So, no tendencies can come from this front.

We are recommending to our customers that they take their cattle home, clip them short all over, put them in a dirty lot, and feed them for 60 days to take away as much of the show look as possible and any drug residue is well past the withdrawal. There is no easy or simple answer. If anyone has a better solution pass it on and I will post it.


Market Overview July 11, 2014

Its been a productive week at Fairview Sale Barn as 452 cattle went to auction, which is a little above normal run for this time of year. Fat cattle once again set an all-time record in Fairview, and improve around the circuit until cattle futures at the Merc dived the last two or three days. These unforeseen highs we are seeing now may be difficult to sustain in the near term based on this board action. Slaughter cows and bulls again pushed to record breaking plateaus. click for further info

July Sales Schedule

July 24 Thursday Regular Weekly Sale

July 29 Tuesday Slaughter sale

July 31 Thursday Regular Weekly 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.

Jake      309 224 2226             Bob G    309 696 9798 

 Ray       309 337 6029             Bob F    309 224 2327

 Bev       309 778 2225            Fax        309 778 2014                                            Brian Curless, Auctioneer -- 217.242.1665


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