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Butcher cows traded another dollar higher this week. Top end cows trade up to $94. Bulls traded at least $10 higher with top bulls up to $115. The futures market crashed at weeks end but little effect was seen on the live market. Grass type cattle traded fully steady. Mid weight and heavy feeders saw a slight break and traded barely steady to $1 lower. Good local demand is keeping the grass cattle market steady. We had 70 bred cows at this weeks sale and the top end traded from $1500-1750. As well our Holstein feeder sale saw excellent demand on all sizes. Fancy holstein strs weighing 641 brought $135. Several grps of 750-850 lb holsteins traded in the $120-125 range. We remind producers to take advantage of our special holstein sales as many local orders surface to raise prices.
A REMINDER TO PRODUCERS TO GET YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS GOING TO BECOME MANDATORY IN 2018. ALL PRODUCERS WILL NEED TO FILL OUT MANIFESTS WHENEVER THEY TRANSPORT CATTLE FROM HOME TO EITHER AUCTION MARTS OR PASTURES. THESE MANIFESTS WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS AS PART OF THE NEW NATIONAL TRACIBILITY PROGRAM.