Stratford Market Report  08/13/20 2:00:07 PM

Equity Livestock Sales - Stratford

Physical Address: 214910 State Highway 97, Stratford, WI 54484

Mailing Address: PO Box 51, Stratford, WI 54484

Phone: 715-687-4101

General Email:   
***Employment Opportunities available.....see bottom of page ****

Market Manager: Logan Edenfield
Cell Phone: 608-477-0154

Dairy Sale Manager: John Benninger 
Cell Phone: 608-477-7420

Field Rep./Trucking Dispatch:  Dennis Kroening 
Cell phone: 608-434-4032

  Now Selling Certified Organic
Cattle & Hay Each Tuesday

 Hay sale at 10:00 AM  l  Cattle Sale at 11:00 AM
Stop Paying High Commission rates to sell your organic cattle!   
Standard fees apply. Starting August 4th at 11:00 AM
Regular commission and fees apply. Cattle accepted Monday night until 10 PM and Tuesday until sale time. Please have cattle to the market before start time. Things to remember: Bring your certificate with your first load and have your cattle ear tagged. Please call the market for more information or to schedule a farm visit.
Phone: 715-687-4101  -  Fax: 715-687-3273 - Email:

As of Thursday, August 13th, 2020 

Fed Cattle                                                           Steady 
High Yielding Choice to Prime grading beef steers & heifers --------    98-104
Choice Beef steers and heifers ------------------------------------------------   90-97
High yielding choice and prime Holstein steers & heifers --------------- 88-93
Select and Choice Holstein Steers & Heifers ------------------------------  75-87
Unfinished Steers & Heifers ----------------------------------------------------   Below 74

Cull Cows                                                       Steady
20% sold from ------------------------------------------------------------------   60-67.50 Top for the week 74
0% sold from ------------------------------------------------------------------   45-59
20% sold from ------------------------------------------------------------------   Below 45
Direct Cow prices ------------------------------------------------------------     Call for pricing
Certified Organic Cows (for slaughter purposes)-------   67-80

Cull Bulls                                                       Stronger
Most Market Bulls ----------------------------------------------------------   81-93.50
thin, full and horned bulls discounted) -------------------------------   Below 80

Calves (sold by the head)                          Stronger
Good To Top Quality Holstein Bull Calves Sold---------------      Mostly 80-130 Top of the week 170
Top Quality Holstein Heifer Calves ----------------------------------  20-60 Top 90
Plain Quality Holstein Heifer Calves --------------------------------- 15 & down
Quality Beef Calves ------------------------------------------------------ 150-265
Light Weight and Off Quality Calves  ------------------------------    40 &

Feeder Cattle                                                             Steady
Beef Steers under 400 lbs. --------------------------------------      No Test
Beef Steers 400 to 600 lbs.   ------------------------------------       105-125
Beef Steers 600 to 800 lbs. -------------------------------------        95-120
Beef Steers over 800 lbs.  --------------------------------------         85-118
Beef Heifers under 400 lbs. -------------------------------------        No Test
Beef Heifers 400 to 600 lbs.  ----------------------------------          95-110
Beef Heifers 600 to 800 lbs.  -----------------------------------         85-100
Beef Heifers over 800 lbs. --------------------------------------         85-100
Holstein Steers under 400 lbs. -------------------------------          85-110
Holstein Steers 400 to 600 lbs --------------------------------          80-100
Holstein Steers 600 to 800 lbs. -------------------------------          80-100
olstein Steers over 800 lbs.  ---------------------------------          80-100

Mismanaged cattle sell at severe discounts. (non-vaccinated, non-weaned, bulls, horns, thin, old, and poor quality cattle)

Bull Sale Results from 6/3/2020

Top Registered Yearling Angus Bulls - $1350-$2050
Top Registered Yearling Simmental Bulls - $1000-$1550
Commercial Yearling Bulls - $850-$1350
Commercial Aged Bulls - $1400-$1875

Dairy Replacement Cattle                             
Call Market for detailed Pricing:
Special Sale Results from Dairy Sale on June 16th, 2020:
Top end milk cows                              $1300.00 - $1500.00 / Head (224 Head complete herd)
Plainer quality cows                            $900.00 - $1200.00 / Head
Top end springing heifers                   $1200.00 - $1375.00 / Head 
Average Quality Springers                 $900.00 - $1100.00 / Head 
Top Quality Open heifers (all weights) selling mostly from      80-90 / Pound      
Average Quality Open heifers (all weights)    65-75/Pound                                                                 

Hog Markets (Sold by the pound)
Butchers --------------------------------------------------------  No Test
Sows ------------------------------------------------------------   20-23
Boars ------------------------------------------------------------  5-7
Slaughter Pigs Not Tested  --------------------------------   No Test
Feeder Pigs: (Sold by the head)
          85 lbs.+ ------------------------------------------------------   No Test
          75-80 lbs.  --------------------------------------------------    No Test
          60-65 lbs.  --------------------------------------------------    No Test
          35-45lbs.  --------------------------------------------------     $22.00
          25-30 lbs.  --------------------------------------------------    No Test            

 2020 Negative Tested Feeder Pig Schedule:    

Tuesday, September 8th @ 12:00 Noon!




Sheep & Goat Markets 08/12/2020 
Sheep sold per pound
Feeder Lambs  -------------------------------------------------------------------127-140
Market Lambs: -------------------------------------------------------------------No Test
Cull Ewes:------------------------------------------------------------------------- 51-65

Cull Rams:-------------------------------------------------------------------------70
Goats sold per head

Cull Does -------------------------------------------------------------------------$175-$185
Cull Dairy Buck -----------------------------------------------------------------No Test
Dairy Kids-------------------------------------------------------------------------$115
Boer Meat Wethers ----------------------------------------------------------- No Test 


Hay and Straw Markets 8/11/2020                                   
Large Square Hay Bales of Grass Mix     ----------------------------  $50/bale

2nd & 3rd Crop Alfalfa Large Squares---------------------------------------  No Test

Round Hay Bales of Mix Grass-----------------------------------------  $20
Alfalfa Rounds 2nd & 3rd Crop------------------------------------------ No Test
Small Square Bales of Straw--------------------------------------------- $3.25
Small Square Grass Bales 1st Crop------------------------------------ No Test
Small Square Grass Bales 2nd Crop----------------------------------- 4.75/bale

(All Hay sold by the bale)


*Equity-Stratford Upcoming Sales Schedule!



*Hay Sale Held EVERY Tuesday at 10:00am!*

Early Consignments for Tuesday, August 18th:


Upcoming Dairy Cattle Sale
Tuesday, August 18th at 11:00 AM 

Complete Herd Dispersal of 30 Red and White Holstein milk cows. Some Fleckvieh crosses, Brown Swiss and Jersey. Many are springing up. There are also 8 Springing heifers.  The herd is not pushed for production, are left out daily. Currently giving 66# of milk, 140 SCC. This herd has a world of potential!!!!! There are some very nice Fleckvieh cross cows that are fancy!

(14) Holstein Heifers ranging from 300# opens to shortbred heifers.
       From Rib Lake, Wisconsin

Complete Heifer Dispersal of 46 Holstein/ all registered stock
 (papers availabe day of sale)
  • 6 Heifers are approximately 300#
  • 25 Heifers weighing 500-700#
  • 15 Heifers are shortbred to springing

Effective December 1st, 2019
*New LOWER Dairy Commission Rate of 5%*


Special Feeder Cattle Sale
Wednesday, August 19th at 12:00 - Noon

Early Consignments: 

Private Treaty For Sale Listings: 

Dairy  Manager - John Benninger 608-477-7420

SOLD For Sale: 45- Registered Holstein Dairy Cows on official test 80lbs milk, 4.0 B.F 3.2 pro SCC 150.  Full vaccination program and outside daily. Sold

For Sale:  15 Registered Bred Heifers

For Sale: Pick 75 out of 110 Holstein Dairy cows - Free stall housed, milked in step up parlor, all AI Breeding since 1960, on official Test. Milking 65 lbs., 4.14 BF, 3.19 P, 149 Cell Count.  Asking $1275  Call John Benninger  (More you take the price drops)

For Sale:  Pick 25 Fresh heifers, All A.I. Breeding, full vaccination program, parlor/free-stall housed and raised

For Sale:  5 Holstein fresh heifers. Fresh 30-60 days, 100% Registered, parlor/free-stall housed and raised, fully vaccinated



Sunday Barn Hours: 4pm to 8pm
Market Cattle @ 9:30AM - Calves to follow!
Tuesday- Market Cattle will sell @ 11:00AM - Calves to follow!
          Dairy Sales the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays- @ 11:00 AM!             
Wednesday- Market Cattle @ 10:00AM - Calves to follow
            Butcher Hogs, Sheep, & Goats @ 11:30AM
            Feeder Cattle Sale @ 12:00 Noon 

Thursday- Market Cattle @ 11:00AM - Calves to follow


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Employment Opportunity: 


Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is the largest livestock marketing cooperative in Wisconsin with 12 auction markets throughout Wisconsin and is also one of the nation’s largest livestock marketing organizations.

We are hiring a part-time or full-time Truck Driver to transport livestock and assist with the marketing and sale of livestock during weekly market auctions at our Stratford location.

Essential Functions:

• Loading/unloading of livestock.

• Adhere to Equity’s Livestock Handling and Care Policies and Guidelines.

• Pick up, transport, and unload livestock from the producer facility to the appointed destination.

• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

• Provide excellent customer service to all patrons.

Qualifications: One year of livestock handling experience preferred but willing to train; Valid Class A CDL or ability to attain within 3 months of employment; Ability to meet all physical qualifications under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association’s regulations; and gooseneck trailer experience preferred.

Full-Time Benefits: Health, Dental, and Company-paid Life and LTD insurance. Vacation available after 6 months of employment along with paid sick time and paid holidays.

To apply or if interested please stop by the market at:

Equity Livestock Sales of Stratford
214910 State Highway 97
Stratford, WI 54484

Or call: 715-687-4101

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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