Established in 1922, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association aids producers in the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses. Equity operates 11 locations and has a collection point in Menominee, Michigan, and has a livestock marketing center in Arlington, Wisconsin. Please take some time to explore the many facets of our cooperative.
Sales at our Altoona, Monroe, Stratford and Waukon markets are all live on CattleUSA. Pre-registration on CattleUSA's website is required as it takes time for buyer applications to be approved.
Instructions to set up a bidding account for CattleUSA: 1. Go to www.cattleusa.com 2. Create a username and password 3. Find the Equity market you plan to buy through and submit the buyer approval form on their website. 4. If you do not have prior credit history through Equity, please fill out the buyer application form provided below. Once completed, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 608-356-0117. With questions, please contact your local Equity market office.
Scholarship Opportunity February 1, 2023 Deadline One $250 scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to attend a university of technical college in the fall. ELIGIBILITY: Any student who has not received an Equity Columbian Livestock Marketing Cooperative scholarship in the past. Any student who has applied and been accepted to a college, university or technical school. Either the student, their parent(s) or grandparent(s) must be an active shipping member of Equity Columbian Livestock Marketing Cooperative. PLEASE INCLUDE: 1. Completed scholarship application form 2. Summary of significant events in your life, describing your educational and career goals 3. High school transrcipt Click here for application
Organic Livestock Sales
Feeder Cattle Marketing
It is important that you consign your cattle prior to a sale. It is also recommended that feeder cattle are castrated, weaned, dehorned,vaccinated and wormed. Please complete this checklist so Equity can announce during our sales. Call your local Equity market for on-farm visits and to consign cattle. Utilize the checklist shown below. Checklist
Tips to assist you in getting the most value for your feeder cattle can be found here.
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 email@example.com before sale day.
NOTICE >>> One of our largest buyers only purchase cattle from suppliers who have been certified in a BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) or FARM program. This requirement is implemented in all markets (including non-Equity markets) and all private treaty transactions. Equity announces BQA certification status during sales. Please keep your certification status updated with your local market. BQA certification can be achieved by logging in on the BQA website at http://www.bqa.org and signing up for one of the free courses which best fit your particular operation. These courses are based on industry accepted practices that a vast majority of producers currently employ.
Upon certification orre-certification, please provide your name and the name of any entity you sell under, as well as your address, phone number, certification number and expiration date to us at Equity, so we can make the proper announcement at the time of sale. You may contact your local Equity auction market, Equity field representative, Equity’s home office (800-362-3989), or email us at BQA@equitycoop.com. Thank you for your attention.
Due to limited room capacity for in-person meetings, it is suggested that one person per farm participate. This individuals’ certification will cover other family members and employees associated with the same farm. Note that for all Extension meetings, masks and social distancing may be required.
BQA Certificate Expired?
If so, please go to BQA.org to renew today. If you do not have access to the internet, contact your local market staff as they can assist you in completing or renewing online.
Once renewed, please be sure to send updated certificate to BQA@equitycoop.com. Thank you!
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Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association continues to keep the health and safety of employers, producers, and buyers its top priority. For current COVID-19 guidelines please click on COVID-19 Message
InFocus Genetics Program
We are excited to have teamed up with ABS to provide an opportunity for dairy producers to improve the marketability of feeder calves through the InFocus genetics program. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of our program, please click here for the brochure. Call (800) 362-3989, ext. 131 with any questions.