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.

Annual District Meetings
You are invited to attend the annual district meeting of your cooperative. Here is a link to the schedule of meetings. We hope to see you participate as operational and financial information about your cooperative will be shared. Regional board of director elections will take place in districts V,II and VIII.

Regional Director Elections
If a patron member cannot attend the annual district meeting where an election is occurring, he/she may request an absentee ballot by calling Maureen Tobias at 800-362-3989, ext. 200. Completed ballots received prior to the deadline date listed for the particular district will be included in the tabulated results. Regional director elections will take place in districts V, II and VIII. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events
Cattle Owners Workshops
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Noon - Cobbleston Creek Dining & Banquet
740 West Ryan Street, Brillion, WI

6 p.m. - Evening session
Cabaret Supper Club
1401 Main St.
St. Cloud, WI

Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Animal Well-Being Conference
April 30
Kimberly, Wisconsin

Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to these individuals for earning $1,000 college scholarships from Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association:
Rosemary Herschleb, DeForest, Wisconsin
Nate Zimdars, Ripon, Wisconsin
Adam Geiger, Brillion, Wisconsin
Branden Schneider, Cecil, Wisconsin
Kyle Karlen, Owen, Wisconsin
Faith Baier, Durand, Wisconsin
McKenna Gruber, Mondovi, Wisconsin
Ashley Hurtz, Rockland, Wisconsin
Katlyn DeVoe, Monroe, Wisconsin
Mitchell Giebel, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
Dakota Hageman, Decorah, Iowa
Congratulations to these two individuals for earning a $750 technical college scholarship:
Tyler Rocheau - McGregor, Iowa
Tyler Schimmel - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
These youth have demonstrated leadership skills and have excelled in scholastic achievements. Congratulations, and we wish them the best as they pursue their careers.

On The Move . . .
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.

Sow Packers to Require Premises ID Tags in 2015
In an effort to improve pre-harvest traceability and improve national disease surveillance in the pork industry, many major U.S. packers and processors will require a USDA-approved, official premises identification number (PIN) swine tag as a condition of sale for breeding stock beginning January 1, 2015. Contact the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Corsortium at (888) 808-1910 if you need to ohtain or register for a premises identification. They are vailable to take calls and answer questions Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  

Swine Reminder Postcard

Patron Postcard

The Countdown Is On, So Be Prepared

Lamb Pool Schedule

The 2015 lamb pool schedule is now available! We look forward to working with you in 2015.

Help Curb PEDv
To help limit the spread of the virus, please view the latest research and resources on PEDv. You can also call the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association at (800) 822-7675 to receive a copy of the guidelines.

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COOL Compliance

Equity Livestock is one of several livestock industry organizations who has developed a unified approach to complying with a mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.


Instructions for Livestock Producers

Continuous Country of Origin Affidavit/Declaration

Stand-Alone Declaration

Hay Auctions
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.

Contact Equity
Main Office


Johnson Creek
Richland Center

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