cropped salebarnFairview Sale Barn  Fairview, IL



Next Feeder Special -- Thursday, August 18, noon, no restrictions

This drawing was donated by Brian Curless (created by Robin Ewalt) to the PAC Auction

Purchased by Cody at Bloomington Wisconsin Sale Barn for $2300! 



2016 Special Sales


Thurs., July 28 - NO SALE, FAIR WEEK 

Thurs., August 18 - Special Feeder Sale, noon - no restrictions

First CAB Sale - Saturday, November 12, noon  

Market Overview 7-22-16

427 Cattle sold at Fairview Sale Barn this week as producers braved the heat and came to town. The feeder run continues to be short as per usual in the summer. Fats keep rolling in as cattle feeders bite the bullet on this falling market and sell when they are finished. Some are fed up with the trend and are emptying their lots ahead of a feared lower market even if their product could use more finish. Cows came in higher numbers than anticipated.

241 Fed Cattle continue to lose footing as packers seem to have hit a wall and the market was $2 to $3 lower and sank even lower as the week progressed.

Slaughter Steers and heifers       241 head                  

Choice 2-4                116.00-119.25                   

  High Yielding          120.75-121.50…the high             

  Low Yielding          114.00-116.00                   

Mixed Select/Choice 2-3  112.00-115.50                   

Select 1-2                 112.00/down                                                          

106 Cows sold with 90 of them going to slaughter. The market fell well behind last week, but so did the quality as most were thin with very few meatier types in the offering. The market was $2 to $3 lower and more in some places.

Slaughter Cows - 90 head            High yield                 Avg. Yield                  Low Yield

Premium White-none to report                         

Breakers-1300-1800#                  84.00-87.50                        82.50-83.00                        76.50/down

Boners 1200-1600#                      79.50-84.00                        74.00-78.50                        73.00/down

Lean 1000-1400#                          77.00-79.00                        72.00-76.50                        71.00/down


14 Bulls crossed the scales at $2 to $3 lower.

Slaughter Bulls -                              High yield                 Avg. Yield                  Low Yield

                                            103.50-106.50       100.00-101.50       97.50/down

16 cow/calf pairs sold. All were from short-solid to aged and sold from $1035 to $1500

65 Feeder Cattle were in the auction and sold very well in spite of the heat. Some representative sales were: 13 head of 300#-400# bull calves brought from $165 to $220. Their heifer mates sold from $160 to $180, The rest of the run was mixed but sold quite well.


There will be no sale next Thursday as we are heavily involved with the Fulton County Fair. The Tuesday slaughter sale is still on for fats, cows and bulls. The next special feeder sale is Thursday August 18 and has no restrictions. All feeders are welcome.



 "Alone But Never Lonely"

By Bob Fidler

The publisher and my niece, Lori Long, have developed a web page,, to promote my 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 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:…/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   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.

Sketch by Robin Ewalt



Tuesday Sales - "Packer Day"

 10:00 a.m. - Fed Cattle, Cull Cows & Slaughter Bulls

Bred Cow Sales will resume in November

Thursday Sales

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