Commentary Archives

Sale of February 19, 2021

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one  better. Feeder cattle and calves were mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

There’s two kinds of people; Those that think there’s such a thing as enough money, and those that have money.

Sale of February 12, 2021

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two better. Feeder cattle and calves should be considered steady although it was a small sale.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

A good politician is as unlikely as an honest burglar.

Sale of February 5, 2021

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Feeder cattle and calves were mostly steady to a hint of softer.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Almost anything could happen but it usually doesn’t.

Sale of January 29, 2021

Commentary: 

What a difference a week makes! Slaughter cows and bulls sold 4-5 higher. Feeder cattle and calves were 2-3 better and in some instances ten better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

If you don’t like to argue your not a good American.

Unknown

Sale of January 22, 2021

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one better.  Light calves and feeders sold steady to three better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Santa Clause has it right about only visiting once a year.

Sale of January 15, 2021

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows sold steady to one lower. Light calves were steady while heavy/fleshy calves were a few lower. Mostly due to higher anticipated feed costs in the feedlots due to a soaring corn market.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

If I studied all my life I couldn’t up half the funny things they come up with in one session of Congress.

Sale of January 8, 2021

Commentary: 

From before the Christmas break slaughter cows and bulls sold one better. Feeder cattle and calves were steady to a few higher in places.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Sale of December 18, 2020

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one better. Feeders and calves were steady. This was our last sale of the year. Our next is January 8th so buyers should be ready to buy some cattle!

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

We will be closed December 25th for Christmas, and will also be closed January 1st for New Years Day.

Thought of the Week:

Have a Merry Chrsitmas. That’s all you’ll get from me. Cause I ain’t no Santi Clause. Don’t own no Christmas tree.

But if wishes were health and money, I’d fill your buckskin poke. Your doctor would go hungry and you’d never be broke.

Charles Russel

Sale of December 11, 2020

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady from the week prior. Feeder cattle and calves had a definite undertone of softer.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

We will be closed December 25th for Christmas, and will also be closed January 1st for New Years Day.

Thought of the Week:

Old age does not necessarily mean you get to act yourself.

Sale of December 4, 2020

Commentary: 

From before Thanksgiving, slaughter cows and bulls sold a couple lower. Feeder cattle and calves were a few better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

As you get older the pickins get slimmer but the people don’t.

Carrie Fischer

Head Count: 1956

Commentary: 

Slaughter cow and bulls sold steady to one lower. Feeder cattle and calves were mixed but mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

“Be Yourself.” is about the worst advice you can give someone.

Sale of November 13, 2020

Head Count: 1632

Commentary: 

Slaughter cow and bulls sold steady. Light calves and feeders were a few better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

You can say the most foolish thing to a dog and he will look at you like, “My Gosh! You’re Right!”

__Dave Berry

Sale of November 06, 2020

Head Count: 1722

Commentary: 

Slaughter cow and bulls sold one to two lower. Feeders and calves were mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly educated, intelligent,

and a professional just to be undecided.

Sale of October 30, 2020

Head Count: 1252

Commentary: 

Slaughter cow and bulls sold a few better. Feeder cattle were steady while calves were a few better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

“I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain.”

__Dr. Seuss

Sale of October 23, 2020

Head Count: 1350

Commentary: 

All classes lower but we may have hit a level of support for these prices.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents. The second is by our children.

Anonymous state planning attorney

Sale of October 9, 2020

Head Count: 1140

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold three lower. Feeder cattle and calves are under pressure as well.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

When you cant get what you want, want what you’ve got.

Sale of October 2, 2020

Head Count: 892

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 6-7 lower. Feeder cattle and calves were mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Most anything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Even yourself.

Sale of September 25, 2020

Head Count: 866

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two lower. Feeder cattle and calves sold a few lower as well.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

I imagine that if you understand Morse Code a tap dancer would drive you crazy.

Sale of September 18, 2020

Head Count: 730

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one better. Feeder cattle and calves were mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

A sale yard hand is interested in getting the job done and done right. They are interested in the welfare of your livestock. The sad irony is that it is often at their own expense of loss of self preservation.

Anonymous

Sale of September 11, 2020

Head Count: 813

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two lower.

Heavy feeders sold steady while lighter cattle were 4-5 lower. Sales this time of year are difficult to report on. It’s tough to distinguish between the good, the bad, and the odd.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Thoughts on the upcoming election;

Democracy is the process by which the people choose the person who’ll get the blame.

Sale of September 4, 2020

Head Count: 624

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Light calves and feeders sold 4-5 lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Isn’t it funny how a generation that got spanked turned out so much better than the generation that just got put in “time out”!

Sale of August 28, 2020

Head Count: 502

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Light calves sold steady while feeders were mixed.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

If you could understand morse code a top dancer would drive you crazy.

Sale of August 21, 2020

Head Count: 652

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one to two better. Feeder cattle and calves are mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

A marriage consists of two people who swear that it’s the other one who snores and not them.

Sale of August 14, 2020

Head Count: 604

Commentary: .

Slaughter cows and bulls are 3-4 lower. Feeders and calves steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

You think you’ve got it hard. Try being Joe Biden’s sign language interpreter.

Sale of August 7, 2020

Head Count: 262

Commentary: 

Pretty short sale. All classes steady. During summer months due to heat and uncertainty of numbers, the sale may be short.

So please have cattle checked in before noon.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

If you think Covid 19 and riots are scary, you’ve never let the wrong cow out of the gate when sorting with my dad.

Sara Erb

Sale of July 31, 2020

Head Count: 840

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one lower. No real test of a calf market, but the feeder market remains strong.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

It takes all the running you can do just to stay in the same place.

Sale of July 24, 2020

Head Count: 334

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one better. Still not many feeders, but yearlings still look like they’re off to a strong start.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

I like nonsense. It stimulates the brain cells.

Dr Seuss

Sale of July 17, 2020

Head Count: 566

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Feeders and calves are steady with emphasis on yearling cattle, starting out strong

for the season.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

My philosophy to dealing with kids is to not be their parents.

Sale of July 10, 2020

Head Count: 424

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows sold a few lower from before the 4th. Bulls were steady. Feeder cattle and calves remain steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Americans love change, but hate to be changed.

_A British Journalist

Sale of June 26, 2020

Head Count: 495

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two better. Feeder cattle and calves remain steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

We will not be having a sale on July 3, 2020 due to Holiday.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

The only thing new in this world is the history you haven’t read.

Truman

Sale of June 19, 2020

Head Count: 473

Commentary: 

All classes mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

We will not be having a sale on July 3, 2020 due to Holiday.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

The two best warriors are patience and time.

Leo Tolstoy

Sale of June 12, 2020

Head Count: 555

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to two lower, with lean being king. Feeder cattle and calves are mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8:30 pm and starting Friday at 7:00 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

We will not be having a sale on July 3, 2020 due to Holiday.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

When you mix politics and science all you get is politics.

Sale of June 5, 2020

Head Count: 937

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold a few lower for lots of reasons. We could be in the beginnings’ of a drought, two cow killing plants in the region have been impacted by the virus and cutout prices of meat are dropping.

Feeder cattle and calves were steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

We will not be having a sale on July 3, 2020 due to Holiday.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

“If you want to keep your kids feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”

Sale of May 29, 2020

Head Count: 617

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two lower. Overall feeder cattle and calves were steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Worrying is like a rocking chair; It gives you something to do, but never gets you anywhere.

Sale of May 22, 2020

Head Count: 714

Commentary: 

Quite a mixed market. Lean cows were one lower. Fat cows were two to three lower. Good calves five and under were a bit softer while heavier calves and feeders were steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

“Don’t gamble; take all your money and buy stock and hold it till it goes up, then sit on it. If it don’t go up don’t buy it.”

Will Rogers

Sale of May 15, 2020

Head Count: 949

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one better. Feeder cattle were a little stronger mostly due to people planning on butchering something this fall. Light calves and grass cattle sold steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Today was our 20th Anniversary here in Blackfoot! Thank you all!

Sale of May 8, 2020

Head Count: 1023

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one better. Feeder cattle and calves were a few higher.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

The only thing new in this world is the history you haven’t read yet.

–Truman

Sale of May 1, 2020

Head Count: 1181

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Feeder cattle and calves were a few lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

In hard times cultivate yourself and you cannot lose your labor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sale of April  24, 2020

Head Count: 615

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1 better. Feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

You can say the most ridiculous thing to a dog and he’ll look at you like, “My gosh your right! I never would have thought of that!”

Dave Berry

Sale of April 17, 2020

Head Count: 441

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2 better. Feeder cattle and calves sold steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

“You should never say bad things about the dead. Only good. As in _____ ______ the politician is dead. Good.”

Sale of April 10, 2020

Head Count: 453

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 3 lower. This is mostly due to lack of restaurant trade. Feeder cattle and calves are not immune either and sold mixed, but definitely trended lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

“Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.”

Sale of April 3, 2020

Head Count: 867

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 12 to 13  lower. Feeder cattle and calves were 10 to 15 lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

A good politician is as unlikely as an honest burglar.

Sale of March 27, 2020

Head Count: 503

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1 lower. There was no real test on feeder cattle. Grass cattle were steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Happy ever after can spring a leak. The “ever after” part might only mean one week.

Sale of March 20, 2020

Head Count: 337

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2-3 better. Calves and feeders were noticeably higher as well.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Sale of March 13, 2020

Head Count: 812

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one to two lower. Calves and feeders were a different story. Following the toughest week in the history of financial markets since 1987. All classes sold from 12-17 cents lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

We will be open for business every Friday. We will not shut down due to Corona-virus unless otherwise advised.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Since your running to the store to stock up on hand sanitizer and toilet paper because of the corona-virus, stock up on antacid and tums because of the cattle market. Prilosec works really well.

Sale of March 6, 2020
Head Count: 708

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one lower. Light calves and feeders sold steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

How would you feel about re-implementing COOL? Check out RCALF’s website to see whats new on this issue.

Sale of February 28, 2020

Head Count: 897

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1 lower. Light calves and grass weight calves were steady to one lower, while heavier calves and feeders sold 3 lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Those who can make you believe absurdities will probably talk you into being a cattle trader.

……Socrates

Sale of February 21, 2020

Head Count: 686

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1-2 lower. Light calves especially grass weight calves sold steady while heavy calves and feeders were a few lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

Sale of February 14, 2020

Head Count: 1114

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls were 2 lower. Feeder cattle sold steady. Some higher, some lower. Light calves sold a few lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Any questions give us a call at 208-785-0500 or call Cole Erb at 208-680-1827.

Thought of the Week:

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo. But what you want is someone who’ll ride with you on the bus when

the limo breaks down.

Sale of Februaury 7, 2020

Head Count: 530

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one better. Feeder cattle and calves were a hint lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Thought of the Week:

“I’ve made money in the cattle business two times, 1947 and next year.”

Harold Smith

Sale of January 24, 2020

Head Count: 1789

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1-2 better. Light calves remain strong while heavier calves and feeders were a few lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Thought of the Week:

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Sale of January 17, 2020

Head Count: 709

Commentary: 

All classes sold mostly steady. Better weather might have helped.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Thought of the Week:

“If you don’t know where your going,  you might get somewhere else.”

Yogi Berra

Sale of January 17, 2020

Head Count: 709

Commentary: 

All classes sold mostly steady. Better weather might have helped.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Thought of the Week:

“If you don’t know where your going,  you might get somewhere else.”

Yogi Berra

Sale of January 10, 2020

Head Count: 1588

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two lower. Feeder cattle and calves sold steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Thought of the Week:

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.”

Kelly Eileen Hake

Sale of January 3, 2020

Head Count: 696

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows sold one lower from before Christmas. Feeder cattle and calves were noticeably higher.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am.

Thought of the Week:

“Almost means not quite. Not quite means not right. Not right means wrong. Wrong means the opportunity to start again and get it right.”  and…… “We all make mistakes. It’s important to learn from them so we can make new ones.”

Debbie Harry

Sale of December 20, 2019

Head Count: 1277

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. They could have been lower with two fewer kill days before the first of the year, but they hung in there. Also, one might look for cows to become shorter after the first.

Feeder cattle and calves were a few higher. Some due to the market, some to the fact they just were good cattle.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am. We will be closed  Friday 27th, December for Christmas.

Thought of the Week:

Merry Christmas. It’s all you’ll get from me, cause I ain’t no Santi Claus. Don’t own no Christmas tree. But if wishes were health and money I’d fill your buckskin poke. Your doctor would go hungry and you would never go broke.

Charles Russel

Sale of December 13, 2019

Head Count: 984

Commentary: 

All classes mostly steady. Six weight calves which were the toughest sell, did show some strength.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am. We will be closed  Friday 27th, December for Christmas.

Thought of the Week:

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Sale of December 6, 2019

Head Count: 1367

Commentary: 

From before the holiday, slaughter cows and bulls sold one better. Calves show more strength and feeders were mostly steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am. We will be closed  Friday 27th, December for Christmas.

Thought of the Week:

“Worse?! How could things get any worse? Take a look around you, Ellen! We’re at the threshold of hell!!”

Clark Griswold

Sale of November 22 , 2019

Head Count: 1841

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls held steady. Feeder cattle and calves were mostly steady with heavy feeders a hint lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am. We will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on Friday the 29th, November. And, also we will be closed Friday 27th, December for Christmas.

Thought of the Week:

Loggers never have firewood. Mechanics drive something that is always broke down. Carpenters live in shanties and cattleman are always short of hay.

Sale of November 15 , 2019

Head Count: 1457

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady, with fatter cows a few better.

Light calves and feeders sold mixed, but overall the trend was steady.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 9 am. We will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on Friday the 29th, November. And, also we will be closed Friday 27th, December for Christmas.

Thought of the Week:

If at first you don’t succeed try doing it the way your wife told you.

Sara Erb

Sale of November 8 , 2019

Head Count: 2318

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Feeder cattle were steady, while calves were a bit softer.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

You only live once, but if you live it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Sale of November 1 , 2019

Head Count: 1823

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one to two lower. Light calves and feeders were steady to a few better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

We all make mistakes. That’s Human! The thing to do is to learn from them and make new mistakes.

Dan Quayle

Sale of October 25 , 2019

Head Count: 1382

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls fell 8-10 cents over the last week. There are a lot around.  Feeder cattle and calves sold steady.

Sale of October 18 , 2019

Head Count: 1699

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 4 lower.  Feeder cattle were steady while un-weaned calves sold a few lower.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

“Fish and visitors stink in three days.”

Sale of October 11 , 2019

Head Count: 997

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two better with lean being the king.  Feeder cattle and calves were a few better as well.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

“Be Yourself” is about the worst advice you could give someone.

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one lower.  Feeder cattle and calves were mixed.

In short,  the good cattle were steady while the plain cattle were softer.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact they can no longer set bad examples.

Sale of September 27, 2019

Head Count: 719

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one lower.  Feeder cattle and calves are 2-3 better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”  -John Wayne

sale of September 20, 2019

Head Count: 837

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one lower.  Light calves remain under pressure while feeders were steady to a few better.

We accept cattle on Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm and starting Friday at 7:30 am.  Our auction starts at 10 am but could be moving up to 9:30 am shortly.

Thought of the Week:

Waiter:  “How do you like your steak, sir?”

Sir: “Like winning an argument with my wife.”

Waiter:  “Rare it is!!”

Sale of September 13, 2019

Head Count: 660

Commentary: 

Slaughter cows sold steady to one lower.  Slaughter bulls were one to two lower.  Light calves and feeders are all over the board depending on quality and selling from steady to five lower.

Thought of the Week:

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

Sale of March 1, 2019

Head Count: 526

Sale of February 22nd, 2019

Head Count: 847

Commentary:

We don’t have any commentary this week as the boss is out of the office. Please call us at (208) 785-0500 to help you find what you need on the market report. Thank you for bearing with us in these tough times and we will see you Friday!

Thought of the Week:

Sale of January 11th, 2019

Head Count: 1250

Commentary:

All classes were steady.

Thought of the Week:

Dear Winter,

I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time I start seeing other seasons.

Summer is hotter than you…

To view commentary archives, click here.

Sale of January 4th, 2019

Head Count: 736

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls showed some improvement from last week, 2-3 better. Calves and feeders were steady.

Thought of the Week:

Never let yesterday fill up too much of today.

-Will Rogers

Sale of December 28th, 2018

Head Count: 527

Commentary:

Just a small sale which is typical for this time of year. Overall, all classes were a little softer which is mostly due to the weather.

Sale of November 16th, 2018

Head Count: 1709

!!!NO SALE THIS FRIDAY (11/23)!!!

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Light calves and heavy feeders sold steady while heavy calves (550-700) were a bit softer.

Thought of the week:

You know it wasn’t a banker who picked Thursday for Thanksgiving Day. Otherwise they would have said “let’s have it on a Friday and then we’ll have a 3 day weekend.”

No Sale November, 23rd!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sale of November 2nd, 2018

Head Count: 1399

Sale starts at 9:00 A.M.

Commentary:

All classes sold mostly steady. Light calves 450 and under seen to be a little pressure.

Thought of the week:

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle

Sale of October 26th, 2018

Head Count: 1956

Sale starts at 9:30 A.M.

Commentary:

The fall run is here! Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1-2 lower this week. Feeder cattle are steady to a few lower while unweaned calves were 3-4 lower. But the weather has been nice…

Thought of the week:

What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.

Sale of October 19th, 2018

Head Count: 1574

Sale starts at 9:30 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls slipped another cent. Feeders and calves sold steady.

Thought of the week:

“Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell nor destroy.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Sale of October 12th, 2018

Head Count: 997

Sale starts at 9:30 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one better. All other classes are steady.

Thought of the week:

What do you call a retired cowboy?

Deranged.

To view commentary archives, click here.

Sale of September 28th, 2018

Head Count: 1062

Sale starts at 9:30 A.M.

Commentary:

All classes sold mostly steady. Light heifers 600 lbs and down might be considered a few cents lower.

Thought of the week:

“It’s when the tide goes out you can see who’s swimming naked.”

-Warren Buffet

Sale of September 24th, 2018

Head Count: 1112

Sale starts at 9:30 A.M.

Commentary:

All classes considered steady with minor variances due to kind.

It should be noted that there really is not much of a bread cow or pair market. It’s too early and no one has any grass. So if your cow is a spring calver, she will most likely end up in the slaughter pen.

Thought of the week:

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is because they have a common enemy.

Sale of September 14th, 2018

Head Count: 1120

Sale starts at 9:30 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady. Light feeders sold 4-5 lower while heavy feeders were steady.

Thought of the week:

“You’ll never see a Rolls Royce with a bumper sticker that says “stuff” happens”

-George Carlin

Sale of September 7th, 2018

Head Count: 490

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2-3 lower. Light calves were steady while feeders sold a few lower.

Thought of the week:

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

-Steve Jobs

Sale of August 31, 2018

Head Count: 534

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to a bit softer. Feeder cattle and calves might be considered the same.

Thought of the week:

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Sale of August 24, 2018

Head Count: 632

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bull sold one lower. Light calves are steady while heavy feeders were a few lower.

Thought of the week:

“Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to someone else.”

-Will Rogers

Sale of August 3, 2018

Head Count: 342

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls held steady. Feeder cattle and calves remain strong.

Thought of the week:

Our nation does not act savagely. We are just divided by the savage politics.

To view commentary archives, click here.

Sale of July 27, 2018

Head Count: 317

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold another 3-4 lower. Mostly due to liquidation of dairy cows.

High calves and feeders remain stronger.

Thought of the week:

If you can’t have what you want. Want what you have.

Sale of July 20, 2018

Head Count: 434

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls slipped 2-3 cents. Feeder cattle and calves sold steady.

Thought of the week:

A cowboy came down with a cold after riding wild horses.

The doctor said it was bronc-itis

Sale of July 13, 2018

Head Count: 565

Sale starts at 10:00 A.M.

Commentary:

Light calves were noticeably higher while all other classes sold steady.

Thought of the week:

“Women complain and worry about the silliest and dumbest things… and then they marry them anyway.”

-Sara Erb (aka my wife)

Sale of June 29, 2018

Head Count: 405

!!!NO SALE THIS FRIDAY JULY 6TH!!!

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Calves were mostly steady while feeders sold a few better.

Thought of the week:

“That men do not learn from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach.”

-Aldous Huxley

Again, there will not be a sale July 6th.

Sale of June 22, 2018

Head Count: 455

Sale starts at 10:00 am

No Sale July 6th

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls remain mostly steady. Feeder cattle and calves are also steady with little selection.

Thought of the week:

Cowboy math worksheet:

Two cowhounds work for the DS106 ranch. They earn $3 a day to work. Together they round up 300 head of cattle. Too bad for them, the bad rustlers came in and stole 118 head of their cattle. What time does the train get to Kansas City?

Again, there will not be a sale July 6th.

Sale of June 15, 2018

Head Count: 349

Sale starts at 10:00 am

No Sale July 6th

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two lower. Feeder cattle and calves were a bit softer as numbers dwindle.

Thought of the week:

Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.

Again, there will not be a sale July 6th.

Sale of June 1, 2018

Head Count: 795

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

All classes sold mostly steady.

Thought of the week:

“Everyone you meet has something to teach you”  -unknown

Sale of May 25, 2018

Head Count: 390

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady.  There has been a lot of talk lately of mile prices improving.  (Somewhat and maybe still not profitable)  But that should reduce the number of cows going to slaughter and help our market.  Light calves and feeders remain steady while heavy feeders were a few lower again.

Thought of the week:

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.  Comes in at midnight very clean.  It’s perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands.  It hopes we’ve learnt something from yesterday.”  -John Wayne

Sale of May 18, 2018

Head Count: 633

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls remain steady.  Feeders held steady while light calves were a few better.

Thought of the week:

“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”

-Frank Ocean

Sale of May 11, 2018

Head Count: 781

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady.  Calves and feeders were three to four lower.

Thought of the week:

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

-George Washington

Sale of May 4, 2018

Head Count: 937

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one lower.  Grass calves and feeders were steady.

Thought of the week:

“An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can get.  The older she gets the more he is interested in her.”

-Agatha Christie

Sale of April 27, 2018

Head Count: 995

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls slipped three to four.  Feeder cattle and calves are mostly steady.

Thought of the week:

“Mama says, stupid is as stupid does.”  -Forrest Gump

Sale of April 20, 2018

Head Count: 812

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one to two lower.  All other classes were steady.

Thought of the week:

“Don’t let school get in the way of your education.”  -Mark Twain

Sale of April 13, 2018

Head Count: 654

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls held steady.  Grass cattle were mostly steady while feeders were 3-4 lower.

Thought of the week:

“Roads?  Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”  -Doc Brown (Back to the Future)

Sale of April 6, 2018

Head Count:792

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady.  Calves were steady while feeders were a few lower.

Thought of the week:

Asking a dumb question is easier than fixing a dumb mistake.

Sale of March 30, 2018

Head Count: 751

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one to two lower over the week prior.  Light calves were 5 to 10 lower depending on kind.  Feeder cattle sold 5-8 lower.

Thought of the week:

“I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.”  -John Wayne

Sale of March 23, 2018

Head Count: 610

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

All classes steady.

Thought of the week:

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold.  When it feels like summer in the sun and winter in the shade.

Sale of March 16, 2018

Head Count: 616

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1-2 lower.  Feeders were a few lower mostly due to to few numbers while light calves were steady fork kind.

Thought of the week:

Bailing twine turns every farmer into MacGyver.

Sale of March 9, 2018

Head Count: 723

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Cows and bulls remain strong.  Feeder cattle and calves were steady.

Thought of the week:

The Rancher’s Creed:

I believe a man’s greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than cattle ranching.

I believe that ranching is the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on this earth.

I believe ranching nurtures the close family ties that make life rich in ways money can’t buy.

I believe ranching provides education for life and that no other occupation teaches so much in such a variety of ways.

I believe that by my toil I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it, an honor that does not come to all men.

I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he’s lived.

I believe in cattle ranching because it makes all this possible.

Sale of March 2, 2018

Head Count: 324

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Not much to report.  Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady.  Heavy feeders are 3-4 lower while light calves are mostly steady.

Thought of the week:

“There is no traffic jam when you go the extra mile.”  -Roger Staubach

Sale of February 23, 2018

Head Count: 648

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls remain strong.  Feeder cattle and calves sold steady to a hint lower.

Thought of the week:

“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.”  – Wyatt Earp

Sale of February 16, 2018

Head Count: 660

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

All classes sold steady.

Thought of the week:

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

-George Washington Carver

 Sale of February 9, 2018

Head Count: 786

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady.  Heavy feeders might be considered a few lower but only after last weeks levels not seen in quite a while.  Calves sold steady.

Thought of the week:

Before he attacked Peal Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto said, “If you attack America there will be a gun behind every blade of grass.”

*Save Our Gun Rights*

Sale of February 2, 2018

Head Count: 585

Sale starts at 10:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold a few higher.  Feeder cattle and calves showed some improvement as well.

Thought of the week:

“Comfort, the enemy of progress.”  -P.T. Barnum

Sale of January 26, 2018

Head Count: 587

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady.  Feeder cattle and calves sold a few higher.  Notably heavy five to light six weight cattle suitable for grass were five or six higher.

Thought of the week:

“Be who you are and say what you feel.  Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

Sale of January 19, 2018

Head Count: 845

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Thought of the week:

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  -Winston Churchill

Sale of January 12, 2018

Head Count: 1030

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 4-6 lower as the woes of the dairy industry continue.  Feeder cattle and calves sold mixed.  Front end cattle sold steady to 2 lower while plainer cattle sold 4-5 lower.

Thought of the week:

“You’re slower than snails stampeding through peanut butter!” – Dilbert

Sale of January 5, 2018

Head Count: 1095

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold a few better.  Feeder cattle and calves sold steady.

Thought of the week:

“What is a committee?  A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.” – Richard Harkness

(My wife (Sara)  does not agree with this quote, she wanted to make sure everyone knew that) lol

Sale of December 29, 2017

Head Count: 509

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Not much to say.  Slaughter cows sold a few lower from Christmas.  Feeder cattle and calves sold steady to a few lower.

Thought of the week:

Dear Past,  Thanks for all the lessons.

Dear Future,  I am ready!!!

Sale of December 15, 2017

Head Count: 999

Sale starts at 9:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold four to five better last week as packers stock up for the holiday season.  Feeder cattle and calves were mostly steady to a hint lower.

*****NO SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 22*****

Thought of the week:

“Have a Merry Christmas, that’s all you’ll get from me cause I ain’t no Santi Clause and I don’t own no Christmas tree.  But if wishes were wealth and money I’d fill your buckskin poke.  Your Dr. would go hungry and you would never go broke.”

-Charles Russel

Sale of December 8, 2017

Head Count: 1464

Sale starts at 9:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls slipped another 2 cents.  Feeder cattle and calves sold a few lower as well as numbers abound.

*****NO SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 22*****

Thought of the week:

“To see forward we must first look back.”   -Winston Churchill

Sale of December 1, 2017

Head Count: 2028

Sale starts at 9:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one lower.  Feeder cattle and calves were steady.

*****NO SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 22*****

Thought of the week:

Almost means not quite.  Not quite means not right.  Not right means wrong.  Wrong means the opportunity to start again and get it right.

Sale of November 17, 2017

Head Count: 1392

Sale starts at 9:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady.  Feeder cattle sold mostly steady while calves were a few lower.  NO sale this Friday after Thanksgiving.

Thought of the week:

If robbers ever broke into my house and searched for money, I’d just laugh and search with them.

Sale of November 10, 2017

Head Count: 1892

Sale starts at 9:00 am

Commentary:

All classes were steady.  Remember we will not be having a sale on Thursday November 24, 2017.

Thought of the week:

“The problem in not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”  -Captain Jack Sparrow

Sale of November 3, 2017

Head Count: 1900

Sale starts at 9:00 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold one lower.  Feeder cattle and calves sold steady.

Thought of the week:

Life is like a roller coaster.  You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.

Sale of October 27, 2017

Head Count: 1542

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold two lower.  Feeder cattle and calves were steady.

Thought of the week:

The best way to get a husband to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re to old to do it.

Sale of October 20, 2017

Head Count: 1367

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold a bit lower as numbers increase.  Feeder cattle and calves were a hint of softer.

Thought of the week:

“I’m so unlucky that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.  I tell ya, no respect!”  – Rodney Dangerfield

Sale of October 13, 2017

Head Count: 1204

Sale starts at 9:30 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold a few better.  Feeder cattle and calves were a few better as well.

Thought of the week:

“Experience is life’s hardest teacher; He gives the test first and the lesson after.”

Sale of October 6, 2017

Head Count: 965

Sale starts at 10 am

Commentary:

Most classes steady.  Heavy feeders a few better.

Thought of the week:

A thought by Andy Rooney:  “A company called ‘Hidden Valley Ranch’ makes salad dressings.  Is the Valley really hidden?  And why do they call it a ranch, isn’t it a farm?”

Sale of September 29, 2017

Head Count: 830

Sale starts at 10 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one lower.  Feeders and calves were mostly steady.

Thought of the week:

“We cannot control all that happens to us but we have absolute control over how we respond to the changes in our lives.”   -W. Christopher Waddell

Sale of September 22, 2017

Head Count: 542

Sale starts at 10 am

Commentary:

All classes steady

Thought of the week:

“We will not make the same old mistakes.  We will make our own.” – Henry Kissinger

Sale of September 15, 2017

Head Count: 914

Sale starts at 10 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold a few lower.  Feeders and calves were steady.

Thought of the week:

To those who work in acres not hours, we thank you!!

Sale of September 8, 2017

Head Count: 484

Sale starts at 10 am

Commentary:

Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2-3 lower.  Feeders and calves were steady.

Thought of the week:

Remembering 9/11

“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our tallest buildings, but they can’t touch the foundation of America.  We will not tire.  We will not falter.  We will not fail.” -George W. Bush

Sale of September 1, 2017

Head Count: 442

Sale starts at 10 am

Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to one higher.  But remember the fall run is starting and numbers will increase.  Feeder cattle seem to be holding steady.

Thought of the week:

“The Cattleman lives furthest from town and closest to God.”  -Abe Lincoln

Sale of August 25, 2017

Head Count: 501

Sale starts at 10 am

Slaughter cows and bulls sold four lower from a week ago.  Feeder cattle and calves were 1-2 lower.

Thought of the week:

Baling twine and duck tape turns every farmer into MacGyver.

Sale of August 18, 2017

Head Count: 421

Sale starts at 10 am

For the next 3 weeks we will be having unusual amounts of traffic coming through Blackfoot for the Eclipse and the Eastern Idaho State Fair.  We will still run business as usual but keep this in mind as you travel.  Please be safe and know we appreciate your business.

Thought of the week:

“Don’t save something only for a special occasion.  Every day in your life is a special occasion.”  -Thomas S. Monson

Sale of August 11, 2017

Head Count: 486

Sale starts at 10 am

For the next 3 weeks we will be having unusual amounts of traffic coming through Blackfoot for the Eclipse and the Eastern Idaho State Fair.  We will still run business as usual but keep this in mind as you travel.  Please be safe and know we appreciate your business.

Thought of the week:

“The body provides something for the spirit to look after and use.” -Alan Turing

Sale of August 4, 2017

Head Count: 357

Sale starts at 10 am

Yes, we will be having a sale on the Friday before the eclipse. For all of those who have been asking.

Thought of the week:

A cop pulled me over and said, “papers” I said “scissors, I win” and drove off.

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Past Sales Date: June 9
Head Count: 521
Notes: Sales are smaller. If you don’t see the range you’re looking for, check representative sales.