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 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.

Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to these 10 individuals for earning a $1,000 college scholarship from Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association:
Kyle Herbrand, Dane, Wisconsin
Brenna Bays, Adams, Wisconsin
Tyler Vande Wettering, Greenleaf, Wisconsin
Trevor Gauthier, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
Paige Lindner, Greenwood, Wisconsin
Laura Jensen, Comstock, Wisconsin
Marissa Tenneson, Ettrick, Wisconsin
Erin Marchant, Darlington, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Yanke, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Brandi Hageman, Decorah, Iowa

Congratulations to these two individuals for earning a $750 technical college scholarship:
Lindsey Rettenmund, Black Earth, Wisconsin
Carla Byrne, Neillsville, 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.

Upcoming Events
Driftless Region Beef Conference
January 26-27
Dubuque, IA

Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association Winter Conference
February 17-18
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference
March 3
Stratford, WI

Lamb Pool Schedule

2017 Lamb Pool Schedule - We look forward to working with you in 2017!

Veterinary Feed Directives
The FDA's new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule has generated a great deal of interest among producers, feed suppliers and veterinarians. There is still time for producers to learn about the new VFD requirement and prepare for its implementation. Click here for further information, updates and checklists.

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

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.

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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.

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