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.

2018 Photo Contest Calendar Theme

Do you have a picture that fits our 2018 Photo Contest Calendar theme: Why We Love to Farm? Then, we want your photos! Read below for more details!

Farming offers a rewarding and challenging way of life. Capture a moment of you, a family member or a friend involved in the daily routine of farming. Show us what you love about farm life. It could be milking the cows, feeding the animals, or planting crops; whatever the chore or favorite moment in a farm setting is for you, take a photo and send it to Equity. Choose a setting that shows what you love about farming and how special it is to you.

A panel of judges will select the winner and honorable mentions. The top photograph will be awarded the calendar cover and a $50 cash prize.
Digital photos are preferred and need to be sent as a high resolution (300 dpi) or a photo size at least 8” x 10”. Low resolution photos will not be included in the contest. Digital images can be sent via email or mailed in on a CD.

The entry deadline is September 29, 2017! For each photo entered, please include: name of photographer, address, phone, email, location where photo was taken, and a short description about the photo. Then email entries with the subject line ‘2018 Calendar Photo Contest’ to: ckieffer@equitycoop.com or mail CD’s or prints to: Equity Livestock, Cathy Kieffer Calendar-Photo Contest, P.O. Box 1003, Baraboo, WI 53913. All entries submitted will become the property of Equity Livestock and could be used in future publications or projects. If you prefer to have your photo returned, please provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cathy Kieffer at 608-356-8311 ext. 121 or by e-mail at ckieffer@equitycoop.com. Good luck and happy photo taking!


A business that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits. Here are the seven cooperative principles:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for the community

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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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.

Lamb Pool Schedule

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

On The Move . . .
The Equity Stratford auction market opened in the fall of 1959. Much has changed in those 58 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 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. Stay tuned. 

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