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, 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 Grandson, 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, noon

  • Calves must be weaned at least 30 days prior to the sale and have a full compliment of shots (see criteria below) to qualify. All basically black cattle qualify as do colored cattle if they are at least 1/2 Angus.

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.  


10-13-17 Market Overview

314 Cattle changed hands at Fairview Sale Barn this week. Fed cattle sold steady for most grades with a few outstanding individuals bringing a couple of dollars more. The slaughter cow market was a dollar or two higher on a run of very good quality. The feeder run was very small, typical for the time of year along with being week ahead of next week’s special. The size of weekly runs will be unpredictable until the harvest ends. We will try to keep you informed of what’s going on using the web page, or you can call Jake or Bob Fidler the night before the sales to get an idea of how the run is shaping up.

170 fed cattle made up 55% of this week’s run with the bulk of the choice 2-4 high yielding steers and heifers bringing $108.75 to $111.75. A few very high grading and yielding brought from $112.00 to the $115.00 top. Low yielding choice consisting of some with big middles plus most the fuller morning arrivals were $106.00 to $108.25. Mixed select/choice sold from $104.50 to $107.75. Select 1’s and 2’s brought $102.00 and down. Extra-large 1600#-1715# were $98.00 to $107. With plenty of fed cattle to choose from throughout the system, buyers are starting to back away from these large carcasses. Best demand was for 1300#-1500# absolutely choice cattle.

59 slaughter cows for the most part were $3.00-$4.00 higher on a shorter run than usual run. Better quality than last week also had something to do with the price increase. The best premium whites were $90.00 to $97.00 with the rest $74.00 to $85.00. Breakers sold from $69.50 to $72.00 for the high yielders, $67.50 to $68.50 for average yield, and low yield were at $63.00 and down. Boners had a figure of $68.00 to $71.00 for the best, $63.00 to $66.00 for average, and $61.50/down for the rest. High yielding lean cows brought $62.00 to $65.00, average yield $55.00-$60.00, and the rest $52.00/down.

11 slaughter bulls:           High Yield-$85.00-$86.00               Ave Yield-$75.00-$78.00                Low Yield-$71.00/down

10 bred cows sold from $850.00 to $1060 for the younger better ones.

 64 feeder cattle, a very short run held down ahead of next week’s special feeder sale along with the continuing harvest, greeted a small crowd of buyers. There weren’t enough of any kind for a true market test.

The October feeder special is next week, Thursday the 19th. No restrictions—all feeders are eligible.

The November feeder special without restrictions is Thursday the 2nd.

The first bred cow special is Tuesday November 7th at 5:00 with an outstanding herd dispersion of fancy purebred cows out of top AI bull. These cows are young and good enough for anybody.

Reminder: the fall CAB sale is Saturday, November 11th at noon. There are requirements, so call us for information. Or, you can read the criteria on the web page.



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