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.
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 learn how we are working to best serve and meet your needs. Regional board of director elections will take place in districts IV, VII, X and I.
Regional Director Elections: Absentee Ballots
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 will be included in the tabulated results. Regional director elections will also take place in districts IV, VII, X and I. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
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.