cropped salebarnFairview Sale Barn  Fairview, IL



club calf


Spoon River Valley Club Calf Sale

There will NOT be an annual Club Calf sale this year at Fairview Sale Barn. If you have show calves to sell, or are looking to buy, you can still contact Robyn at 309-333-0516.  She will be our consultant if you need help promoting your cattle, or purchasing your next show calf. Contact Robyn for details.



Regular sales every Tues & Thurs...Special Sales As Follows.

Cow Sales:

Tuesday, October 3, (Pending) 5 p.m. ...Packer Sale will be held at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 5 p.m.

60 registered Angus cows, a few with calves, rest 2nd and 3rd trimester, from top of the line A/I sires, you can buy these cows with confidence as they have been managed to the Nth degree. More information as sale date nears.

Tuesday, December 5, 5 p.m.

  • 175 - 3, 4, 5 year olds - Bred to Broker Sons, Meyer Grandsons, Yardley Bulls, 1 group Simi Angus (May 10, Rest Angus - Mid March)  Calving in 60 days


Tuesday, January 9, 5 p.m.

Saturday, January 27, Special Cow sale featuring Kocher Bred Heifers and other young cows

Tuesday, February 6, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5, Pending, 5 p.m. 

Special Feeder Sales:

Thursday, October 19, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, November 2, no restrictions, noon

Saturday, November 11, CAB Sale, noon**

Thursday, November 30, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, December 14, Wean-Vac, noon**


Saturday, January 6, CAB sale, noon**

Saturday, January 13, Wean-Vac, noon**

Thursday, January 18, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, February 1, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, February 15, Wean-Vac, noon**

Thursday, March 8, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, March 22, Wean-Vac, noon**

Thursday, April 5, Wean-Vac Back to Grazing Sale, noon**

Thursday, April 19, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, May 10, no restrictions, noon

Thursday, June 14, no restrictions noon

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

 brian and truck

2017 Work Champion Auctioneer and he will travel for and represent the Livestock Marketing Association for the next year. Many, many congrats to someone who we have always considered to be a Champ.  


8-25-17 Market Overview

380 Cattle sold at auction in Fairview this week. Fed cattle along with slaughter cow and bull numbers continue to be strong while feeder numbers are low as is typical for the time of year. Except for the monthly specials, the feeder runs will be light until after the harvest. Pastures are still green and lush plus the market is unpredictable and producers are reluctant to come off grass just yet.

249 Fed Cattle sold and prices continue to spiral downward as adequate numbers combined with lower beef trade and an eroding futures market have proved burdensome for the market. Today’s top was 114.75 for one individual, but the bulk of the trade was $5.00 lower than a week ago. After being around $30.00 just a short while ago, the spread between choice and select grades has now dropped to just a couple of bucks and is a big influence on the way the market is going. Every week the so-called experts hint the market has likely bottomed out, but that has not happened. When and at what figure that will be is anyone’s guess, but there is no end in sight as seen in this corner.

The very best high yielding choice 2-4’s brought $111.25 to the practical $112.75 top. The rest of the better high yielding ranged from $108.00 to $111.00. Low yielding choice sold from $103.00 to $107.50. Mixed select/choice brought between $103.00 and $107.00. Select 1’s and 2’s were $102.50 and down. A package of select heifers returned to the feed lot at $113.00.

Premium Whites brought $86.00 to $88.50; breakers--high yielding from $69.00 to $75.00, average from $64.00 to $68.50 and low yielding at $63.00 and down; boners—high yielding $71.00 to $75.00, average $66.50 to $69.50, low yielding $66.00/down; Cutters—high yielding $66.00-$68.00, average $60.00 to $66.00, low yielding $58.50/down. Return to Farm--$78.50 to $89.00.                           

25 Slaughter Bulls sold with high yield at $92.00 to $98.00; average yield $84.50 to $89.50; low yield $93.50/down

119 Feeder Cattle sold this week. Over ½ of the males were bulls and the quality over all was very average at best, Therefore, there is no way to get a read on the true market although the trend is lower as the board continues its downward spiral. The next market test will come when we have a good number of top calves and yearlings in our next special which is September 21. It’s open to all cattle with 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