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As fall marketing season approaches, we’re hopeful that all is going well with each of you, and your summer included a plentiful amount of hay. 
As we look to the fall marketing season, one thing that is prevalent in our minds is the number of calves with frozen or partially frozen ears.   As much as we don’t like to see cattle discounted, you can be sure that calves with frozen ears and/or tails will most likely be discounted substantially by cattle buyers.
 
WHY ARE FROZEN EARS AND TAILS DISCOUNTED?
 
We get many comments and questions as to why frozen ear calves are discounted, and the quick answer is that feedlots assume that calves with frozen ears and tails also have frozen feet, and in some cases, damaged lungs.
How many truly have frozen feet or damaged lungs? Not a very high percentage, maybe 10%, but feeders are unwilling to take a chance on them unless they can buy them cheap enough. In many cases, foot problems don’t show up until the cattle are on a finishing ration in a feedlot, so we don’t normally see any obvious foot problems through the market, but problems do exist.
 
SO WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH FROZEN EAR CALVES?
 
If frozen ear calves come to our market, they will be sorted off from the other calves and sold separate, unless you tell us to keep them together.
 
A better option might be to keep frozen ears calves at home and not feed them much if any grain over the winter, selling them in the late spring, or even putting them on grass next summer. By then, any foot problems should be obvious, and buyers will be much more willing to pay closer to full value for them.
 
Something to think about.
 

UPCOMING SALES & EVENTS               
 
Thursday, Sept. 27 - YEARLING & CALF SALE
28 Black Exposed cows 2-9yrs, exposed Angus for end of March calving
600 yearlings & 150 new crop calves already consigned


Thursday, Oct. 4 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Tuesday, Oct. 9 - STOCK COW, FALL CALVING PAIR & WEIGH UP SPECIAL

Fall Pairs
50 Black 3-9yrs, black clvs                 6 Blk&Bwf 2yrs, black clvs

Bred Cows
31 Red 5yrs, bred Red Simm Mar. 25


Thursday, Oct. 11 - ANGUS INFLUENCE CALF SPECIAL

Tuesday, Oct. 16 - ANGUS INFLUENCE CALF SPECIAL

Thursday, Oct. 18 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Tuesday, Oct. 23 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Thursday, Oct. 25 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Tuesday, Oct. 30 - ALL BREED SPECIAL featuring VACCINATED CALVES

Thursday, Nov. 1 - ALL BREED SPECIAL featuring VACCINATED CALVES

Tuesday, Nov. 6 - STOCK COW & BRED HEIFER SALE

Thursday, Nov. 8 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Thursday, Nov. 15 - ALL BREED CALF SPECIAL

Thursday, Nov. 22 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, Nov. 23 - THANKSGIVING STOCK COW & BRED HEIFER SPECIAL


 

UNLOADING TIMES

                                 Cattle to be sold:                                                     Outgoing Cattle:

                             Night before sale day: until 10pm                                Night after sale: All Night

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Sep 18 156.400 156.875 156.100 156.400 - 0.500 156.450s 09/24 Chart for @GF8U
Oct 18 157.250 157.700 155.925 156.425 - 1.775 156.300s 09/24 Chart for @GF8V
Nov 18 157.000 157.325 155.525 156.000 - 1.875 155.925s 09/24 Chart for @GF8X
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Oct 18 112.650 113.200 111.875 112.225 - 0.900 112.175s 09/24 Chart for @LE8V
Dec 18 117.850 118.225 116.650 117.125 - 1.450 117.000s 09/24 Chart for @LE8Z
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Oct 18 112.650 113.200 111.875 112.225 - 0.900 112.175s 09/24 Chart for @LE8V
Dec 18 117.850 118.225 116.650 117.125 - 1.450 117.000s 09/24 Chart for @LE8Z
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Mar 19 372'2 372'4 370'2 370'6 -1'6 372'4 12:30A Chart for @C9H
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Mar 19 544'4 544'4 539'0 541'6 -3'6 545'4 12:30A Chart for @W9H
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