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.

Upcoming Events
UW-Extension 2018 Cattle Feeders Clinic
February 27, 2018
Marion, WI

UW-Extension Dairy and Beef Well-Being Conference
March 20-21, 2018
Green Bay, WI

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 join us and discuss how we are working to best meet and serve your needs. Regiuonal board of director elections will take place in districts II, V and VIII. 

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

Wisconsin Beef Council Seeks Executive Director
The Wisconsin Beef Council is looking for talented, creative candidates in their search for a new Executive Director. "Beef. Its What's for Dinner", beeftips.com, and Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) are signature programs to grow demand for beef in Wisconsin and around the world. The Executive Director is the chief staff officer of the Wisconsin Beef Council (WBC) headquartered in Madison, WI.

WBC works independently and as a team to promote beef and beef products with intent of improving beef's competitive position and to stimulate demand for beef. The WBC is funded by $1 per head checkoff paid by cattle producers on all cattle sold in Wisconsin and operates under the Federal Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order.

Click here for qualifications, expectations, and a detailed job description. Review of applications will begin on March 1 and remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Individuals may apply by emailing a current resume, cover letter, salary history, and a list of references with contact information to wisconsinbeefcouncil@gmail.com. For more information, please contact Arin Crooks at (608) 516-5965 or Matt Bayer at (715) 573-7005.

Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to these 10 individuals for earning a $1,000 college scholarship from Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association:
Rachel O'Leary, Janesville, Wisconsin
Erica Helmer, Plymouth, Wisconsin
Emily Hutterer, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Kaila Wussow, Cecil, Wisconsin
Ashley Zimmerman, Greenwood, Wisconsin
Mykayla Getschel, Osceola, Wisconsin
Bridget Cleven, Kendall, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona, Wisconsin
Montana Lins, Avoca, Wisconsin
Samantha Reicks, New Hampton, Iowa

Congratulations to these two individuals for earning a $750 technical college scholarship:
Luke Wavrunek, Denmark, Wisconsin
Bridget Bastman, Stratford, Wisconsin

These young adults have demonstrated leadership skills and have excelled in scholastic achievements. Congratulations, we wish them the best as they pursue their careers.

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 Mailbag@equitycoop.com before sale day.

Buyer Application

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