Established in 1922, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association aids producers in the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses. Equity operates 14 auction markets and has collection points in Ettrick and Thorp, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan, and has a hog and cattle marketing center in Arlington, Wisconsin.  Please take some time to explore the many facets of our cooperative.

New BQA Requirements
NOTICE >>> We have been notified by two of our largest buyers that effective January 1, 2019 for one and January 1, 2020 for the other, that they will only purchase cattle from suppliers who have been certified in a BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) or FARM program. This requirement is to be implemented in all markets (including non-Equity markets) and all private treaty transactions.
The result of this requirement on our members is such that they must be certified in order to have buyers representing these two packers bid on their cattle. We will be required to announce seller certification to receive bids from these two entities.
BQA certification can be achieved by logging in on the BQA website at http://www.bqa.org and signing up for one of the free courses which best fit your particular operation. These courses are based on industry accepted practices that a vast majority of producers currently employ.
Upon gaining certification, please provide your name and the name of any entity you sell under, as well as your address, phone number, certification number and expiration date to us at Equity, so we can make the proper announcement at the time of sale. You may contact your local Equity auction market, Equity field representative, Equity’s home office (800-362-3989), or email us at BQA@equitycoop.com. Thank you for your prompt attention.   

BQA/FARM Information Sheet


BQA Training Sessions

Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.
Waukon Market
1645 Hwy. 76 North
Waukon, IA  52172
(563) 568-4501

Thursday, November 29, 12 p.m.
Green County Justice Center (multi-purpose rooms 1-3)
2841 6th Street
Monroe, WI  53566
(608) 328-9440

Wednesday, December 5, 12 p.m.
Richland Center Market
26702 County Hwy. O
Richland Center, WI  53581
(608) 647-6151

College & Technical College Scholarships
Equity Cooperative Livestock announces the 2019 scholarship program. We will award one $1,000 scholarship to a college student in each of the cooperative's 10 districts, as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges or short courses.

Click here to see eligibility requirements. Candidates must meet these requirements and send in an official transcript and three letters of reference by November 26, 2018, to be considered. Award winners will be named in January 2019. If you have any questions, just call Janice Schyvinck at (800) 362-3989, ext. 152.

Click on "More" under scholarship form below to access and submit the online scholarship application. Print a copy for yourself, as there is no way of saving the completed docuent to your computer. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from jschyvinck@equitycoop.com.

Scholarship Form

InFocus Genetics Program
We are excited to have teamed up with ABS to provide an opportunity for dairy producers to improve the marketability of feeder calves through the InFocus genetics program. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of our program, please click here for the brochure. Call (800) 362-3989, ext. 131 with any questions.

Lamb Pool Schedule

Lamb Pool Schedule - We look forward to working with you in 2018!

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Livestock Hedging Contracts
To protect producers from unfavorable changes in the cattle market, we offer Over-the-Counter (OTC) Livestock Hedging Contracts. Unlike exchange-traded futures contracts, Equity's OTC contracts are flexibly sized to meet an individual producer's needs with available contract size as small as 5,000 pounds. They also have no money down, no margin calls, and have reduced fees with a commitment to market through Equity. Want to know more? Click here to review the informational brochure or call James Schroeder at 1-800-362-3989, ext. 132.

Buyer Application Form
If you are a new buyer, registration to purchase at our markets is required and for your convenience, a Buyer Application Form is located below which can be faxed to 608-356-0117 or emailed to jking@equitycoop.com before sale day.

Buyer Application

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