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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.


December 2022 Feeder Schedule

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 accounting@equitycoop.com before sale day.

Buyer Application

BQA Requirements
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 or re-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.   

BQA/FARM Information Sheet

BQA Certification Opportunities
UW-Madison’s Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Beef Council will be hosting a limited number of in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification meetings. To attend the in-person meetings, farmers must register 7 days in advance as attendance is limited based on room capacity and to follow current COVID guidelines. To find dates/locations of meetings, go to http://www.beeftips.com/cattlemens-corner/beef-quality-assurance/bqa-registration-form/?clearache=1

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! 

Cooperatives

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


Locations
Altoona Arlington Baraboo Barron
Bonduel Johnson Creek Lomira Monroe
Reedsville Richland Center Sparta Stratford
Waukon      

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COVID-19 Message
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.

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