cropped salebarnFairview Sale Barn  Fairview, IL

 

Weekly Market Report

 

Tues., December 12, 2017 - Packer Day

Slaughter steers & heifers sold mostly 1.00 lowewr compared to last week.  Today's top was 122.25.  Another big run of cull cows and bulls saw prices remain earish as the large runs continue.  A lot of poorer yielding cows today saw prices in the range of 38.00 to 46.00 with higher yieldersw in the lower to mid 50's!

Slaughter Steers 158 head    
Choice 2-4 17.50-120.50    
  High Yielding 121.00-121.75    
  Low Yielding 115.75-117.25    
Mixed Select/Choice 2-3 115.00-117.25    
  Select 1-2  115.00/down  
Several heavy choice 1605-1785# 107.00-118.00    
       
       
Slaughter Heifers 81 head    
Choice 2-4 117.50-120.00    
  High Yielding 121.25-122.25    
  Low Yielding 113.00-117.00    
Mixed Select/Choice 2-3 114.00-116.25    
  Select 1-2  113.00/down    
       
Holstein steers      
   Choice  84.50-91.00    
   Select & Choice      -    
   Select 72.50-83.00    
       
Slaughter Cows  -178 head High yield Avg. Yield Low Yield
Premium Whites   58.50-67.50  
Breakers-1300-1800# 55.50-58.00 53.00-54.50 49.50/down
Boners 1200-1600# 43.00-48.00 49.00-53.00 48.50/down
Lean - 1000-1400# 47.00-49.50 42.00-46.50 41.50/down
       
  Fancy Good Rest
Young cows returning to
farm for more feed
90.00-104.00 65.00-80.00 63.50/down
       
       
Slaughter Bulls - High yield Avg. Yield Low Yield
       
33  head 72.00-76.00 65.00-69.00 64.00/down

Please note:
The below market report is reflective of the majority of classes and grades of livestock offered for sale.  There may be instances where some sales do not fit within reporting guidelines and therefore will not be included in the report.  Prices are reported on a per cwt. basis, unless otherwise noted

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Feeder Special

  1765 feeder cattle were offered to a very good buyer attendance today with the weather perfect for moving cattle.  The sale featured both weaned/vaccinated cattle and those that were neither and often still bulls.  The difference in price between the two classes was very noticeable as some of the better groups of un-weaned, non vaccinated 600# bulls and steers brought more than $120 less than those that were weaned, vaccinated and neutered.  It pays to wean and do the work, especially on the better quality calves.  Vaccinating and weaning reduces the risk of sickness and most order buyer's customers only want that kind.  Many backgrounders won't bid on them, and more and more farmer feeders will only buy them if they are cheap enough to offset the risk.

Several buyers today were turned off by the amount of flesh carried by several groups which were weaned then pushed on a hot ration.  Fat calves have a lot fewer takers.  Greener cattle were many times more popular than the fleshy ones and prices reflected this.  Most of the calves at the bottom of the price listings below were fleshy.

  Steers Bulls Heifers
300-400# 1.70-2.01 1.60-1.96 1.45-1.68
400-500# 1.70-1.98 1.50-1.93 1.40-1.62
500-600# 1.50-1.86 1.45-1.66 1.35-1.60
600-700# 1.45-1.74 1.35-1.46 1.30-1.56
700-800# 1.35-1.64 1.15-1.31 1.28-1.47
800-900# 1.35-1.59    

Cow Sale Tuesday, December 5.  We will have the most 3-4-5-6 year old fancy highly bred cows we've ever had at one time.  They are bred to top bulls and come from 4-5 different consignors and are all basically dispersions.


Please note:
The below market report is reflective of the majority of classes and grades of livestock offered for sale.  There may be instances where some sales do not fit within reporting guidelines and therefore will not be included in the report.  Prices are reported on a per cwt. basis, unless otherwise noted.

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