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.

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.

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The Countdown Is On, So Be Prepared

College & Technical College Scholarships
Equity Livestock is pleased to announce a few changes to its scholarship program. The board of directors recently decided to increase the incentive by awarding ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2015 academic year to college or technical college students pursuing careers and also added two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges.

Students need to have completed two or more semesters at an accredited college or university, and at least one semester at a technical college to be eligible. Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Either the student or their parent(s) must be an active shipping member of Equity. 

An official transcript and three letters of reference need to be sent prior to November 24, 2014. Send those documents to 401 Commerce Ave., P.O. Box 1003, Baraboo, WI  53913. Winners will be announced in January 2015. Call 800-362-3989, ext. 152 with any questions.

Click on "More" below to access and submit the scholarship application form.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship Form

Farm Technology Days Winners
Thanks to all of the individuals and patrons who stopped by to visit us in the beef tent during the 2014 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Portage County. Equity Livestock draws its strength from patron-members. One $50 gift card winner was selected each day of the event. Congratulations to the following winners:
August 12 - Rodney Roskopf, Edgar
August 13 - Kevin Breu, Auburndale
August 14 - Stan Halida, Lublin

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.

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

Customer Testimonials
"Equity is easy to do business with; I'm comfortable with their service, cattle handling and knowledge. I feel Equity in Lomira has quality employees and quality cattle. This is where I started, I'm happy here, and that's why I return. I serve on the local board and as a patron member I want to be involved in the decision making of my cooperative."
~ Dave Beske, Beske Brothers

Fox Lake, WI

Previous Internet Auction Sheep & Lamb Prices
For previous lamb auction sale prices press here

Lamb Pool Schedule

The 2014 lamb pool schedule is now available! We look forward to working with you in 2014.

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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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Rain in Western Midwest, Plains Thurs.
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Thursday will feature light to moderate rain showers in much of the western Midwest and south-central Plains, causing some harvest disruptions. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 2:01PM Wed Oct 22, 2014 CDT

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