Established in 1922, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association aids producers in the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses. Equity operates 12 auction markets and has collection points in Ettrick, 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.
June is Dairy Month; Time to Celebrate
June is Dairy Month, and this is the perfect time to celebrate and recognize dairy farmers! Thank you for providing healthy, wholesome and nutritious products to feed the world. Let's support our dairy farmers and plan a day or more as they invite us to visit their farms and enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch.
Click here to see a listing of all dairy events being sponsored and/or hosted by Equity's producer-members by date of event.
Equity Lomira & Ballweg Team to Donate Tractors
The Lomira market of Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association and Ballweg Implement Company, Inc. are teaming to donate a John Deere children's pedal tractor for 10 upcoming fairs, as well as the Alto 4-H & Farm Bureau Fair. Equity and Balleg are happy to partner to further support our agricultural heritage within so many communities.
Look how far we've come; but, think how much further we can go!
Equity Livestock continues to look ahead for ideas to educate, inform and provide needed services to members as we move forward. Make plans to visit us in the Beef Tent at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days July 19-21 in Walworth County. We look forward to visiting with you and thanking you for your business as we continue to reach new milestones and move toward the future.
Dig dep . . . for it is growth that you will reap!
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 Mailbag@equitycoop.com before sale day.
The Equity Stratford auction market opened in the fall of 1959. Much has changed in those 55 years, and the times have placed additional requirements which cannot be met at our present location. To meet those needs and better serve our producers, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association has recently invested in property south of the highway 29 and 97 intersection and plans to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. The new location, only eight miles north of our present location will provide our patrons, truckers and buyers with more convenient access.
Are you in need of hay or bedding? Do you have extra to sell? Equity Livestock can help you out. We have established hay auctions at a number of our locations around Wisconsin. To learn more about how Equity can help you market or obtain the hay you need click here.
Scattered light showers were noted in southern Iowa and northern Missouri Wednesday afternoon, and thunderstorms dotted the Rockies, Northern Plains, and the Gulf Coast. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions were dry. Temperatures ranged from the upper 60s in northern Michigan to the mid 90s in southern Texas. » More DTN Weather Commentary