cropped salebarnFairview Sale Barn  Fairview, IL

 

2016 Special Sales

Tues., May 3 - Cow Special, 5 p.m.

  • Complete dispersal of 60 head of cows 40 BWF 5 yr old cows & 20 black Simmental-Angus cows weighing 1400-1600# & most with calves

  • Fancy Simmental-Angus Yearling Bull

  • Many other consignments pending

Thurs., May 12 - Secial Feeder Sale

Thurs., June 9 - Special Feeder Sale

Thurs., July 7 - Special Feeder Sale

Thurs., July 28 - NO SALE, FAIR WEEK                 

  

 

Fairview Sale Barn report for Central and Northern Illinois

Last week was about the end of the bigger runs for this season. There are very few calves left to sell and the number one priority in this part of the world rest with getting the seeds into the ground. Calves have been straightened out and are being turned out on grass right and left. The spring calving season is all but over and it is time to let milk and grass boost their growth preparing for the next gather. We at the sale barn are also in the ‘catch your breath’ mode after a very busy fall, winter, and early spring are behind us. The weekly runs will reflect the typical summer cycle in this business.

In the various steps in the cattle industry, the market continues the give the cow/calf producer a big edge as far as profitability is concerned. The best investment in agriculture continues to be a cow. The backgrounder is able to keep his head above water because of low interest rates and cheap feed as long as he continues to buy green cattle that gain. Buying fleshy cattle to background and resell is still suicide because they lack gain ability. The cattle feeder is still looking for some black ink as red continues to smear his spread sheet. One of these days, unless fats take off in price, there will be a day of reckoning that will send ripples all the way through the industry. Replacements costs for the feedlot certainly do not favor the cattle feeder as can be readily seen by the prices in the break down below.  

2213 head of cattle sold at Fairview last week and consisted of 1960 feeder cattle. The feeder run included 11 pot loads of 50,000# with the balance of the feeders mainly weighing from 300 to 800 lbs. Spring fever has boosted the market by several dollars, especially the heifer market which jumped in value by 10.00 to 12.00 over the last sale. The next feeder special will be on April 28 and has no restrictions. It is open to all feeder cattle.

Steers -1153 head

 

 

 

 

 

300-400#

183.00

to

248.00

Avg.

220.00

400-500#

175.00

to

217.00

Avg.

205.00

500-600#

155.00

to

209.00

Avg.

190.00

600-700#

145.00

to

187.00

Avg.

175.00

700-800#

140.00

to

171.75

Avg.

165.00

800-900#

140.00

to

157.25

Avg.

153.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heifers - 776 head

 

 

 

 

 

300-400#

165.00

to

221.00

Avg.

195.00

400-500#

165.00

to

212.00

Avg.

190.00

500-600#

155.00

to

198.00

Avg.

175.00

600-700#

135.00

to

173.50

Avg.

158.00

700-800#

125.00

to

149.00

Avg.

144.00



Pot loads - Steers

917#

@

143.25

 

 

895#

@

145.50

 

 

809#

@

157.00

 

 

816#

@

157.25

 

 

769#

@

165.25

 

 

763#

@

165.50

 

 

721#

@

171.75

 

 

698#

@

172.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heifers

650#

@

161.00

 

 

725#

@

146.00

 

 

786#

@

140.50

 

 

 "Alone But Never Lonely"

By Bob Fidler

Laura now has a supply of books available at the sale barn.

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:
http://www.friesenpress.com/…/Bob-Fidler-Alone-But-Never-Lo…

 

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.

 

 

 

Watch Our Sale On Line!!

        Log onto www.lmaauctions.com   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.

Photo by Hendel Photography

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Tuesday Sales - "Packer Day"

 10:00 a.m. - Fed Cattle, Cull Cows & Slaughter Bulls -- Monthly Cow Sales 1st Tues. of Month - 5 p.m.

Thursday Sales

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