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Grade and Yield Auction

 

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 11:30 a.m., 20 packer buyers have the opportunity to log on to the Internet to bid on the carcass weight of culls cows and bulls. Price is derived through a real-time Internet auction. These buyers are bidding on a written description of livestock, differentiated by grade and delivery location.

Once price is established, sellers can contact their local auction market and discover the prevailing price for the specified delivery location and date. If producers want to take advantage of this price, they need to deliver their cattle to the designated Equity Cooperative Livestock Sale Association auction market by 12:00 noon on the specified delivery day.

Altoona - For Monday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls
Altoona - For Tuesday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls
Altoona - For Thursday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls
Bonduel & Marion - For Tuesday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls
Bonduel & Marion - For Friday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls
Stratford - For Monday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls
Stratford - For Thursday Delivery
  #1 Cows
  #2 Cows
  Bulls

GRADES:

#1 Cows: Canner/cutter with up to 30 percent lean utilities. A canner/cutter has little or no fat, able to easily see back, ribs, hook and pin bones.
#2 Cows: Heavy utility to commercial and lean utility cows. Heavy utility and commercial cows are over 1,400 pounds, moderate to heavy fat cover.
Bologna Bulls: Well muscled butt and neck, no fat, well defined muscle lines. Under 2,000 pounds.
Commercial Bulls:  Heavy and lean utility bulls. Moderate to heavy fat cover, well-muscled neck and rounds. Under 2,000 pounds.
For additional information, please call 1-800-362-3989 or email us by clicking here.
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