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.
Spooner Dairy Sheep Sale
The Spooner Dairy Sheep Dispersal Sale took place on October 13 at 5 p.m. The sale was a huge success with 85 registered bidders. The sheep were sold to 18 buyers from 10 different states. The sale consisted of 185 mature ewes averaging $495, 145 ewe lambs averaging $478, and 10 rams averaging $1488. It was a great honor to host this sale with UW-Extension and the results are tremendous. To view the catalog, you can click here.
Click here to view the press release following the sale.
College & Technical College Scholarships
Equity Cooperative Livestock announces the 2017 scholarship program. We will award ten $1,000 scholarships to college students in each of the cooperative's 10 districts as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges or short courses.
Click here to see eligibility requirements. Candidates must meet those requirements and send in an official transcript and three letters of reference by November 28 to be considered. Award winners will be named in January 2017. Call 800-362-3989, ext. 152 with any questions.
Click on "More" under scholarship form below to access and submit the scholarship application. Print a copy for yourself, as there is no way of saving the completed document. Once submitted and authorized, you will receive a confirmation email from email@example.com.
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.
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.