A Brief History Of

Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc.


          10 acres of land at the southwest edge of Manchester was purchased in 1982 from Les and Martha Fink.   Many of the local people would refer to the land as the Verle & Marie McDowell Farm just northeast of the junction of Highways 20 and 13.  Les and Martha Fink purchased the farm from the McDowells in 1979.   The original shareholders and owners of Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc. were Wesley Waterhouse of Central City, Iowa (Marvin's father), Marvin Waterhouse, Dean State, and Bill Havertape (all of Manchester, Iowa).  Construction commenced in the middle of a corn field in late April of 1983 with the first auction being held in November 1983.  David Waterhouse (Marvin's son) Bill Havertape, and Marvin Waterhouse are now the shareholders and owners of Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc.

          In looking back, we remember the early 1980's being described as the worst economic time for agriculture since The Great Depression of the 1930's.  Land prices in the mid to late 1970's ranged from $2,000.00 to $3,750.00 per acre.  By the early 1980's these same farms were selling for $750.00 to $1,250.00 per acre.  Interest rates were at all time highs (the first money borrowed by Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc. was @ 18%).   It was during this time I can vividly remember a local auto dealer telling me that he hadn't figured up a new pickup for anyone in over 90 days!  Needless to say, a great many people thought the construction of a livestock auction to be crazy.   "There have been two previous sale barns in Manchester and neither of them worked" was commonly being said.  On the positive side, it was during this time that businesses were eager for business and a dollar would really stretch.  Within a couple of years after opening, the cost of raw materials would have been 10% to 20% higher than it was in 1983.

          Being a "local" business, we wanted to do our business "local" when at all possible.  The main building was ordered from Chief Industries in Nebraska, but the materials for the inside detail work plus the pen areas were obtained locally.  Following is a list of all those involved in the initial construction:

 

Walt O'Connor Construction of Central City, Iowa   

Eastern Iowa Drainage of Manchester, Iowa

Kuhlman Construction of Colesburg, Iowa

Reliable Sign Company (Bill Uptegraph) of Manchester, Iowa

Elk Ready Mix of Manchester, Iowa

Great Plains Supply Company of Manchester, Iowa

Larson Construction of Independence, Iowa

Badger State Scale of LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Graybill Plumbing & Heating of Manchester, Iowa

Ogden Well Drilling of Manchester, Iowa

Rick Caspers Lumber of Anamosa, Iowa

Fred Iben Excavating of Monticello, Iowa

Al Lubben Welding of Manchester, Iowa

Native Veneer of Anamosa, Iowa

C & D Construction (Dick Clemen) of Manchester, Iowa

Kenneth Wickman of Ryan, Iowa

Custom Precast of Cascade, Iowa

Guetzko Construction of Manchester, Iowa

Bruce Anderson Welding of Manchester, Iowa

Farm Fleet of Manchester, Iowa

Ron Gienapp Electric of Manchester, Iowa

Cashway of Manchester, Iowa

Tri-County Electric of Shell Rock, Iowa

Three Rivers FS of Manchester, Iowa

L J Scherrman of Farley, Iowa

Lynch Roofing of Manchester, Iowa

Model Paint of Manchester, Iowa

Service Equipment Company of Manchester, Iowa

Don Stickle & Sons of Anamosa, Iowa

Iowa Electric of Manchester, Iowa

Steffen Builders of Manchester, Iowa

Harbaugh Wood of Manchester, Iowa

Monaghan Electric of Manchester, Iowa

Jacques Floor Covering of Dyersville, Iowa

Waterloo Fire Extinguisher of Waterloo, Iowa

D C Phones of Greeley, Iowa

Elmer Kehrli of Manchester, Iowa

Baumgartner Gate of Manchester, Iowa

Don & Walt's Plumbing and Heating of Manchester, Iowa

Palmer Hardware of Manchester, Iowa

True Value Hardware of Manchester, Iowa.

          All of these businesses and individuals are special to us.  But none are more special than Francis Keenan and Dan Putz of Manchester, Iowa.  Francis was a seasoned carpenter and Dan was well on his way to learning the carpentry business.  These two, along with some extra help, "finished" the offices, hallways, restaurant, sale arena, loading docks, and pen area.  Starting in early May of 1983 and working right up until our Open House in November 1983, Francis and Dan were here 5, and sometimes 6 and 7 days a week.  I couldn't say enough good things about them ....... it was our good fortune to have them "ramrod" the construction side by side with Dean State.

          Our Open House was held in November 1983 and we estimated 1500 people passed through the doors to view the new facility.  The first auction to be held (Thursday November 17, 1983) was a Dairy Dispersal of 114 Holsteins cows and heifers for Rickels Brothers of Monmouth, Iowa.  The schedule of those early years was to have a swine and sheep auction on Mondays; a cattle auction on Tuesdays; and a Dairy Sale on the 4th Friday each month.   The first swine & sheep auction was held Monday November 21, 1983.  The first cattle auction was held Tuesday November 22, 1983.  The employees were:   Kenny Andrews of Manchester, Iowa; Kathy Dolan of Manchester, Iowa; Jim Funk of Edgewood, Iowa; Dale Gericke of Central City, Iowa; John Goebel of Masonville, Iowa; Richie Hutchinson of Greeley, Iowa; Bernard Langel of Manchester, Iowa; Dave LeClere of Coggon, Iowa; Orvie McCright of Coggon, Iowa; George Rans of Manchester, Iowa; Wayne Sauerbry of Greeley, Iowa; Carol State of Manchester, Iowa; Marvel Swanson of Coggon, Iowa; Penelope Tisl of Masonville, Iowa; Wayne Thompson of Hopkinton, Iowa; Leon Wickman of Ryan, Iowa.

          The struggles of those early years were much like the struggles of any new business, except with the added intensity of the economy.  By mid 1985 the ag economy began to rebound and by the late 1980's things were pretty much back to normal.  During this time, the ideas of Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc were continually promoted and by the late 1980's we could see we were gaining in public acceptance and revenue.

          When construction was first completed, we thought we had made the facility larger than needed so we could expand into unused portions.  Oops!  Since 1983, we've put on 8 additions of yards, loading areas, veterinary work areas, etc. and have sold 1877 head of fed cattle at one auction; 671 head of dairy cattle at another auction.

         

Biggest Bull

3240 lbs

Steve Nagel

Monticello, IA

3/31/09

Biggest Cow

2495 lbs

Don Pfab

Central City, IA

4/14/09

Biggest Steer

3010 lbs

Shuchmann Livestock

Strawberry Point, IA

4/22/03

Biggest Boar

1025 lbs

Dale & Mary Rueber

Westgate, IA

5/24/94

Biggest Sow

960 lbs

Clete Christianson

Elgin

11/18/97

          1993 was the "high water mark" for fed cattle.  At our auction on March 23, 1993, Dan Gearhart of Dundee topped the fed steers @ $90.00 and on that same day Art & Germaine Helle topped the fed heifers @ $88.85.  The same day, Brian Suckow of Oelwein topped the fed Holstein steers @ $81.75.  The highest selling cow we've ever sold (June 22nd 1993) was $65.00 for Earl Wilbur of West Union.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  September 9th, 2003.  New Price Records:  Fed Steers $94.75 Bill Kester of Walker;  Fed Heifers $93.50 Randy Helgerson of Elgin also $93.50 Clarence Joyce of Walker.  Fed Holstein $89.75 Cass Way Farms of Anamosa.

update.gif (1811 bytes)   September 16th, 2003.  A record smashing sale.  New Price Records:  Fed Steers $95.25 Steve Nagel of Monticello; Fed Heifers $94.85 Carl Wegmann of Edgewood.  Most overnight delivered fed cattle @ 1777 head.  Most fed cattle in one sale @ 1877 head.   Most bulls ever sold @ 50 head.  Total headcount @ 2131 head.  Largest dollar sale @ $2,200,000.00 +

update.gif (1811 bytes)      September 23, 2003 ......... the highest price ever fed Holstein steers $90.00 sold by John Goedken of Earlville

 update.gif (1811 bytes)  September 30, 2003 .......... the highest price ever fed steer $97.25 Randy Andrews of Indpendence; the highest price ever fed heifer $96.50 Larry & Pat Bockenstedt of Earlville; the highest price ever fed Holstein steer $92.00 Gene Olinger of Strawberry Point.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  October 7, 2003 ......... the highest price ever fed steers $102.00 Lloyd & Don Stohr of Hazleton; the highest price ever fed heifers $100.00 Zauche Cattle Company of Peosta; the highest price ever fed Holstein steer $96.75 Louis & Helen Rowell of Edgewood.

update.gif (1811 bytes) October 14, 2003 .......... the highest price ever fed steer $123.25 Wayne Vorwald of Farley; the highest price ever fed heifers $121.00 Ron Nelson of Aurora also $121.00 Zauche Cattle Company of Peosta; the highest price ever fed Holstein steer $118.25 Dave Fortman of Worthington.  The highest price ever butcher cows $66.50 sold by Ron Nelson of Aurora also $66.50 sold by Jan Esch of Strawberry Point.

update.gif (1811 bytes) New price record June 22, 2004, Ron Nelson of Aurora on a 1475 lb cow @ $68.25.

update.gif (1811 bytes) New price record on July 13, 2004, Delbert Wilson of Rowley on a 2240 lb bull @ $79.75.

update.gif (1811 bytes) New price record on Tuesday July 27, 2004, Stickle Bull Rental on a 1825 lb bull @ $80.75.

update.gif (1811 bytes) New price record on August 3, 2004, Neal Krieg of Elgin on a 1795 lb black cow @ $70.00

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record March 15, 2005 the highest price bull ever sold from Dahling Farms @ Strawberry Point weighing 2150 lbs @ $81.25

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tie for highest price ever butcher cow March 29, 2005 ..... Vernon Cherne of Guttenberg $70.00 on a 1635 lb cow.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record March 29, 2005 ....... Lee Crock of Mechanicsville $82.00 on a 2345 lb slaughter bull.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record April 5, 2005 ....... Sloan Farms of Alburnett $70.50 on a 1485 lb butcher cow.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record May 3, 2005 ........ Bob & Bill Recker of Hopkinton $71.00 on a 1380 lb butcher cow.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record May 10, 2005 ...... Tom & John Wessel of Garber $71.50 on a 1740 lb butcher cow.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record July 8, 2008 ........  Jeff Sylvester of Strawberry Point $72.25 on a 1500 lb butcher cow.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record July 22, 2008 ......  Mike Flitsch of Central City $74.00 on a 1515 lb butcher cow.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record July 29, 2008 ......  Wendell & Neva Erpelding $83.10 on a 1730 lb slaughter bull.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record May 11, 2010 ..... Bull Top $85.25 Dahling Farms of Strawberry Point.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record January 18, 2011 .... Cow Top $76.00 Dan Tegeler (1650 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record January 25, 2011 .... Cow Top $77.50 Don Pfab (1760 lbs) and Bill Thomsen (4 @ 1496 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record February 1, 2011 ... Cow Top $79.50 Orr Stock Farms (1750 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record February 8, 2011 ... Bull Top $88.50 Dan Kohl (2030 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record February 15, 2011 ... Bull Top $95.00 Kent Lange (1980 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record February 15, 2011 ... Cow Top $82.00 Pineview Farms (3 hd 1547 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New price record March 15, 2011 ..... Fed Steer $124.50 Kent Schmitz of Jesup (1 head 1520 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 22, 2011 ..... Slaughter bull $96.00 Dick Bockenstedt of Greeley (1 head 2035 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 22, 2011 ..... Butcher cow $84.00 Steve Nagel of Monticello (1 head 1845 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 29, 2011 ..... Butcher cow $86.00 Sean Hauser of Manchester (1 head 1525 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price March 29, 2011 ..... Slaughter bull $96.00 Alan Kirby of Strawberry Point (1 head 1840 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 29, 2011 ..... Fed Heifer $122.00 Richard Goedken of Dundee (1 head 1255 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price March 29, 2011 ..... Fed Heifer $122.00 Chris Goedken of Lamont (1 head 1300 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 5, 2011 ..... Fed Steers $132.00 Roman Bertling of Worthington (7 head 1417 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 5, 2011 ..... Fed Heifers $131.00 Don Pfab of Central City (9 head 1297 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 5, 2011 ..... Fed Holsteins $120.00 Randy McAllister of Earlville (2 head 1315 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 5, 2011 ..... Butcher cow $87.00 Chris Eibey of Manchester (3 head 1668 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 5, 2011 ..... Slaughter bull $100.00 Chris Curtis of Aurora (1 head 2110 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price April 12, 2011 .... Fed Heifers Terry Folkers of Central City (5 head 1310 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price April 12, 2011 .... Slaughter bull $100.00 George VandeVorde of Aurora (1 head 1730 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 26, 2011 .... Butcher cow $87.50 Brian Hodgson of Dubuque (1 head 1410 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes) New record price May 3, 2011 ..... Slaughter bull $102.00 Martin Krogmann of Dundee (1 head 1910 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes) Tied record price May 24, 2011 .... Butcher cow $87.50 Larry Schmidt of Walker (1 head 1910 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price June 14, 2011 .... Butcher cow $88.25 Chris Eibey of Manchester (1 head 1780 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price November 29, 2011 .... Fed heifers $132.50 Lloyd Lorenzen of Center Junction (2 head 1538 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price November 29, 2011 .... Fed Holsteins $120.25 Chuck & Lois Tempus of Aurora (3 head 1435 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price December 20, 2011 .... Fed Holsteins $122.00 Kevin Pitz of New Vienna (6 head 1460 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price December 27, 2011 .... Fed Holsteins $122.00 Kluesner Brothers of Farley (4 head 1489 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price December 27, 2011 .... Fed Steers Blackford Farms of Marion (13 head 1504 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price December 27, 2011 .... Fed Steers Sandy Rolwes of Dubuque (10 head 1369 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price January 31, 2012 .... Fed Holsteins $122.00 Wayne Westhoff of Dyersville (6 head 1458 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price January 31, 2012 .... Fed Holsteins $122.00 Ron & Ken Boyer of Hawkeye (5 head 1512 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price February 14, 2012 .... Fed Holsteins $122.00 Brian Bagge of Worthington (1 head 1350 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price February 21, 2012 .... Butcher cow $89.00 Jerry Holtz of Strawberry Point (1 head 1280 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price February 28, 2012 .... Fed Holsteins $123.00 Dale Zuck of Jesup (4 head 1455 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 6, 2012 .... Fed Holsteins $123.50 Marvin Hoffmann of Epworth (1 head 1575 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 6, 2012 .... Butcher cow $91.50 Alexa & Brooke Holtz of Strawberry Point (1 head 1405 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price March 13, 2012 .... Butcher cow $95.00 BG&K of Fairbank (3 head 1552 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price April 24, 2012 .... Slaughter Bull $103.00 Brad Price Of Alburnett (1 head 2165 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price May 8, 2012 .... Butcher cow $95.50 Ploessl Brothers of Holy Cross (1 head 1185 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price May 22, 2012 .... Slaughter Bull $114.00 Vernon Hoffman Trust of Independence (1 head 1925 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price May 22, 2012 .... Fed Holsteins $124.00 Kevin Zalaznik of Epworth (5 head 1569 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price December 11, 2012 .... Fed Steers $134.50 sold by Walter & Brad Clauson of Strawberry Point 5 head 1442 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price January 8, 2013 .... Fed Steers $136.00 Brian & Glen Hodgson of Dubuque 1 head 1495 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price January 8, 2013 .... Fed Heifers $135.50 Dennis Knipper of Greeley 9 head 1371 lbs also $135.50 Pete Rieniets of Monticello 10 head 1367 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price January 22, 2013 .... Fed Holsteins $125.50 sold by Dan Schuster of Delhi (1 head 1210 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price August 20, 2013 .... Butcher cow $100.00 Laura Muldoon from Coggon (1 head 1500 lbs)

update.gif (1811 bytes) Tied all time high price.  Tuesday October 29th, 2013 Fed Heifer Top $135.50 sold by Gentz Farms, Inc. of Colesburg.  3 head 1441 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes) New record price Tuesday November 5, 2013 .... Fed Steers $136.10 Dean Klosterman of Manchester 2 head 1453 lbs also $136.10 Dale Leslein of Durango 3 head 1391 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes) New record price Tuesday November 5, 2013 ... Fed Heifers $136.10 Dale Leslein of Durango 3 head 1392 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)   New record price Tuesday November 26, 2013 ... Fed Steers $137.00 John Hargrafen of Hopkinton on 4 head 1490 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 26th, 2013 ... Fed Heifers $136.50 Ed & Darwin Koutny of Springville also $136.50 Dave Phillip of Greeley.

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price Tuesday December 3, 2013 .... Fed Heifer $136.50 Jason Hunziker of Independence 1 head 1355 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price Tuesday December 10, 2013 .... Fed Heifer $136.50 Ken and Ron Boyer of Hawkeye 9 head 1231 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday December 17th, 2013 .... Fed Steers $137.85 Tumey Brothers of Hopkinton 6 head 1385 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday December 17th, 2013 .... Fed Heifers $137.75 Tumey Brothers of Hopinton 13 head 1315 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 7th, 2014 .... Fed Steers $142.00 Kevin Boyer & Clifford Franklin of Hawkeye 11 head 1409 lbs also $142.00 Eric Anderson of Waterloo 1 head 1565 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 7th, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $141.75 Kevin Boyer & Clilfford Franklin of Hawkeye 8 head 1327 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 7th, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $128.75 Duane Hogan of Delhi 3 head 1483 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 14th, 2014 .... Fed Steers $144.00 Terry Folkers of Central City 4 head 1455 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 14th, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $142.60 Clarence Joyce & Dennis Mills of Walker on 6 head 1413 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 14th, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $129.50 Randy McAllister of Earlville on 3 head 1432 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 21st, 2014 .... Fed Steers $146.85 Brian Hodgson of Dubuque on   3 head 1425 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 21st, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $147.00 Steve Schuchmann of Arlington on 1 head 1505 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday January 21st, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $136.50 Randy McAllister of Earlville on 5 head 1376 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 4, 2014 .... Fed Steers $149.35 Pete Rieniets of Monticello on 11 head 1467 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 4, 2014 .... Fed Heifers Wayne & Marvin Manternach of Monticello on 1 head 1410 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 4, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $139.50 Don Thole of Arlington on 8 head 1462 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 4, 2014 .... Slaughter Bull $115.00 Lakehurst Farms of Delhi on 1 head 2155 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 11, 2014 .... Fed Steers $150.00 Nick & Joe Lattner of Epworth on 1 head 1450 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 11, 2014 .... Butcher cow $100.50 Scott Conrad of Delhi on 1 head 1880 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday February 25, 2014 .... Fed Steers $151.00 Terry Folkers of Central City on 2 head weighng 1405 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 4, 2014 .... Fed Steers $158.00 Rick Thurn of Edgewood on 2 head 1488 lbs also Kevin Torkelson of Elgin on 1 head 1505 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 4, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $155.50 Rick Thurn of Edgewood on 4 head 1408 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 4, 2014 .... Fed Holstein Steers $140.00 John Goedken of Earlville 1 head 1570 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 4, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $102.00 Josh Rahe of Greeley 1 head 1680 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 4, 2014 .... Slaughter Bull $117.00 Delbert Wilson of Rowley 1 head 1900 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied all time record price Tuesday March 11, 2014 .... Fed Heifers  $155.50 Mike & Marlene Reth of Manchester 6 head 1302 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  All time record price Tuesday March 18, 2014 .... Fed Heifers  $157.60 Jerry & Al Krogmann of Manchester 4 head 1375 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 18, 2014 .... Fed Holstein Steers $141.00 Mark & Sandy Steffen of Ryan 10 head 1485 lbs also $141.00 Merlin Demmer of Dyersville 9 head 1478 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 18, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $110.00 Mike & Andrea Ries of Independence 1 head 1495 lbs also $110.00 Chad Beitz of Hopkinton 1 head 1540 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 25, 2014 .... Fed Steers $159.00 Nicole Goedken of Lamont on 1 head weighing 1350 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 25, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $159.00 Don Thole of Arlington on 1 head 1375 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 25, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $145.00 Bob Kane of Coggon on 1 head 1545 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 25, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $116.00 Tom Britt of Ryan on 1 head 1210 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday March 25, 2014 .... Slaughter Bull $124.00 Eric Soukup of Rowley 1 head 2115 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday April 1, 2014 .... Slaughter Bull $131.00 George Vande Vorde of Aurora 1 head 2235 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday April 8, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $146.00 Ben & Dick Quint of Ryan 1 head 1365 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday April 15, 2014 .... Fed Steers $160.50 John Noe of Brandon on 1 head 1470 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied record price Tuesday April 22, 2014 .... Fed Steers $160.50 Tom Schechtman of Earlville 1 head 1480 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday May 6, 2014 .... Slaughter Bull $132.00 Blackford Farms of Marion 1 head 2225 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday May 13, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $147.00 Silent Partner Farms of Dyersville 1 head 1420 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied for record price Tuesday June 3, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $116.00 Brian & Lavern Wolff of Aplington 1 head 1450 lbs & 1 head 1320 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  Tied for record price Tuesday June 3, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $116.00 Jay Swenka of Fayette 1 head 1170 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday June 17, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $121.00 Dave Anderegg of Guttenberg 1 head 1380 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday June 17, 2014 .... Slaughter bull $134.00 Richard & Andy Sperfslage of Winthrop 1 head 1905 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 1, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $124.00 Dave Hardin of Manchester 1 head 1395 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 8, 2014 .... Fed Steers $167.35 John Bagge of Indpendence 6 head 1458 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 8, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $165.00 Jeff Fischels of Indpendence 1 head 1345 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 8, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $165.00 Ben Reck of Winthrop 1 head 1275 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 8, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $152.00 Dave Ludwig of Worthington 2 head 1563 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Friday July 11, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $125.50 Dennis Burgess of Cascade 1 head 1380 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 15, 2014 .... Slaughter bull $140.00 Robert Sieck of Center Point 1 head 1950 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 22, 2014 .... Slaughter bull $142.00 Walt Wessel of Greeley 1 head 2060 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 22, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $153.50 Joe Kluesner of New Vienna 1 head 1425 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 29, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $167.35 D & K Cattle of Winthrop 10 head 1340 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 29, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $156.75 Richard Kluesner of Greeley 10 head 1611 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 29, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $156.75 CassWay Farms of Anamosa 8 head 1575 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 29, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $131.00 Smokey Hill Top Ranch of Brandon 1 head 1300 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 29, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $131.00 Shirley Davis of Olin 1 head 1390 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday July 29, 2014 .... Slaughter bull $145.00 Jonas Hershberger of Edgewood 1 head 2045 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday August 5, 2014 .... Fed Steers $168.85 Tom Schechtman of Earlville 4 head 1455 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday August 5, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $168.75 Tom Schechtman of Earlville 1 head 1375 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday August 5, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $158.50 Tim Walz of Elkader 1 head 1395 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday August 12, 2014 .... Butcher Cow $133.00 Richard and Andy Sperfslage of Winthrop 1 hd 1070 lb

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday August 26, 2014 .... Slaughter bull $146.00 Delbert Wilson of Rowley 1 head 2105 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday October 21, 2014 .... Fed Steers $170.50 Ron Druecker of Elkader on 1 head 1355 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday October 21, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $169.75 Carl and Hilda Machula of Marion on 4 head 1344 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday October 21, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $159.85 Alex Gibbs of Elgin on 6 head 1462 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday October 28, 2014 .... Fed Steers $172.00 Arlen Nuehring of Monona on 1 head 1520 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday October 28, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $171.60 Justin Rix of Olin on 8 head 1301 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday October 28, 2014 .... Fed Holsteins $163.75 Sun Valley Farms of Manchester on 1 head 1615 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 4, 2014 .... Fed Steers $172.75 Pete Rieniets of Monticello on 9 head 1545 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 4, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $173.00 Pete Rieniets of Monticello on 9 head 1412 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 11, 2014 .... Fed Steers $174.75 John Hargrafen of Hopkinton on 4 head 1559 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 11, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $174.60 Joe McIntosh of Winthrop on 11 head 1417 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 25, 2014 .... Fed Steers $175.25 Nick and Matt Lattner of Epworth on 2 head 1465 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes)  New record price Tuesday November 25, 2014 .... Fed Heifers $175.25 Nick and Matt Lattner of Epworth on 2 head 1465 lbs

update.gif (1811 bytes) New record price Tuesday May 5, 2015 .... Slaughter Bull $147.00 Blackford Farms of Marion on 1 head 1940 lbs

The "highest lows" for cattle were in 1985.  On July 30th Alvin Frey of Strawberry Point topped the fed steers @ $49.50 and on that same day Louis & Helen Rowell of Edgewood topped the fed heifers @ $47.75.  On July 30, 1985 Dick and Joann Downer of Aurora topped the fed Holstein steers @ $45.75 ....... just one week earlier, Jim Hoeger of Earlville topped the fed Holstein steers @ the same price of $45.75.

          The highest selling sows were established on November 19, 1996 when Bob, Marge, & Kenny Schaul of Masonville sold 2 head weighing 622 pounds @ $62.50.  Almost exactly two years later (November 17, 1998), Merlyn Havertape of Manchester sold 4 head weighing 536 pounds @ $17.35.

          We could probably write a book about the experiences we've had and the people we've met.  Over these years we've met and became well acquainted with literally thousands of the best people you could ever know.  We've always considered Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc. as a "great big family" and that includes employees and customers.   We've seen some go from rags to riches; we've seen some go from riches to rags; we've experienced births and deaths; and we've become good friends of people that we would not have met if not for Manchester Livestock Auction, Inc.  For that, we are certain we're better people and we thank everyone who has been a part of our efforts.


A LARGE FAMILY OF PEOPLE HAVE WORKED
@ MANCHESTER LIVESTOCK AUCTION
SINCE OUR 1st AUCTION IN NOVEMBER OF 1983

SOME WORKED A FEW HOURS, SOME A FEW DAYS,
SOME A FEW MONTHS, AND SOME MANY YEARS.

Kenny

Andrews

1983

Jim

Anderegg

1994

Jon

Roseberry

2012

Steve

Carroll

1983

Connie

Conrad

1994

Taylor

Toomer

2013

Kathy

Dolan

1983

Robert

Cory

1994

Mike

Schnieders

2013

Jim

Funk

1983

Corey

Gross

1994

Matthew

Burnell

2013

Dale

Gericke

1983

Mark

Hempstead

1994

Jordan

Hansel

2013

John

Goebel

1983

Jerry

Holtz

1994

Jerry

McAtee

2013

Jim

Haughenbury

1983

Steve

Knipper

1994

Don

Dutler *

2013

Bill

Havertape *

1983

Renee

LeClere

1994

Duan

Funk

2013

Ernie

Kelchen

1983

Darrel

Lindsay

1994

Colleen

Bonert *

2014

Bernard

Langel

1983

Sean

Opitz

1994

John

Puff

2014

Dave

LeClere

1983

Jeff

Snow *

1994

Randy

Hettinger *

2015

Orvie

McCright

1983

Randy

Hettinger

1995

Wayne

Clemen *

2015

George

Rans

1983

Pat

LeClere *

1995

Mark

Tauke

2015

Mary

Ross

1983

Kevin

Maloney

1995

Levi

Flitsch

2016

Wayne

Sauerbry

1983

Mary

Morris

1995

Randy

Allen *

2016

Carol

State

1983

Kenny

Schaul  *

1995

Mike

Sahm *

2016

Dean

State

1983

Gary

Snow

1995

Mary Beth

Todd *

2017

Marvel

Swanson

1983

Dick

Peyton

1996

Tim

Walz

2017

Wayne

Thompson

1983

Terry

Ciesielski

1997

 

 

 

Penelope

Tisl

1983

Kenny

Eiben

1997

 

 

 

Marvin

Waterhouse *

1983

Tony

Helmrich

1997

 

 

 

Wesley

Waterhouse

1983

Gus

Lutz *

1997

 

 

 

Leon

Wickman

1983

Terry

McMurrin

1997

 

 

 

Richard

Hutchinson

1983

Brenda

Monaghan

1997

 

 

 

Amos

Bachman

1984

Pat

Schanbeck

1997

 

 

 

Leon

Burkle

1984

Jason

Snow

1997

 

 

 

Bill

Ellison

1984

David

Fortman

1998

 

 

 

Diane

Gienapp *

1984

Ray

Gudenkauf

1998

 

 

 

Tim

Holz

1984

Martin

Krogmann

1998

 

 

 

Joe

McMahon

1984

Steve

Schuman

1998

 

 

 

Doug

Rafoth

1984

Jane

Wulfekuhle

1998

 

 

 

Steve

Saunders

1984

Aaron

Crane

1999

 

 

 

Bob

Timmerman

1984

Kevin

Hoeger

1999

 

 

 

Dean

Uhlenkamp

1984

Mason

Kolbet

1999

 

 

 

Dale

Wulfekuhle

1984

John

Monaghan

1999

 

 

 

Linda

Badger

1985

Bob

Opperman

1999

 

 

 

Jeannie

Funk

1985

Loren

Black

2000

 

 

 

Bill

Funke

1985

Norman

Boss

2000

 

 

 

Gerald

Heims

1985

Nyal

Dage

2000

 

 

 

John

Jaeger *

1985

Milton

Gray

2000

 

 

 

Pamela

Maurer

1985

Cal

Harks

2000

 

 

 

Diana

McGraw

1985

Steve

Heidt

2000

 

 

 

Randy

Schaul

1985

John

Hunt

2000

 

 

 

Eric

Zehr

1985

Justin

Kaczinski

2000

 

 

 

Jim

Belden

1986

Charles

Lockard

2000

 

 

 

Joan

Bockenstedt

1986

Jeromie

McDowell

2000

 

 

 

Joan

Bolinger

1986

Gib

Rave

2000

 

 

 

John

Broghammer

1986

Gene

Reiter

2000

 

 

 

Joyce

Curtis

1986

Ron

Rummel

2000

 

 

 

Mary Ann

Dutra

1986

Steve

Smola

2000

 

 

 

Merri

Hawker

1986

Al

Warthen *

2000

 

 

 

Jim

Meisgeier

1986

Adam

Conrad

2001

 

 

 

Deb

Miles

1986

Wayne

Burgin

2001

 

 

 

Frank

Fergesen

1987

Steve

Downer

2001

 

 

 

David

Gericke

1987

Brent

Fisher

2001

 

 

 

Mark

Goebel

1987

Mitch

Havertape

2001

 

 

 

Dick

Lehman

1987

Kevin

Heims

2001

 

 

 

Hilda

Pasker

1987

Vicky

Rodas

2001

 

 

 

Susan

Troester *

1987

Chad

Sadler

2001

 

 

 

Valerie

Waterhouse

1987

Terry

Steger

2001

 

 

 

Jim

Wendling

1987

Rick

Werner

2001

 

 

 

Bill

Downs

1988

Bret

Mettler

2002

 

 

 

Glenn

Flannagan

1988

Ron

Schweitzer

2002

 

 

 

Brenda

Hodges

1988

Ray

Luck

2002

 

 

 

Dan

McGrane

1988

Larry

Beaman

2002

 

 

 

Helen

Miles

1988

Ron

Bockenstedt

2002

 

 

 

Tim

Offerman

1988

Kim

Etzel

2002

 

 

 

Cathy

Sickels

1988

Bill

Hahesy

2002

 

 

 

Doug

Voelker

1988

Burt

LeClere

2002

 

 

 

David

Waterhouse *

1988

Loras

Sabers

2002

 

 

 

Dean

Wheeland

1988

Betty

Vaske

2002

 

 

 

Roger

Ziel

1988

Tim

West

2002

 

 

 

Ron

Amos

1989

Tom

Schaul

2002

 

 

 

Rita

Boge

1989

Ted

Johnson

2003

 

 

 

Jim

Daly

1989

Sarah

Gudenkauf *

2003

 

 

 

Charles

Fischer

1989

Don

Koob

2003

 

 

 

Kevin

Gearhart

1989

Mike

Hucker *

2003

 

 

 

Randy

Goedken

1989

Jean

Hunt

2004

 

 

 

Charles

Hempstead

1989

Kendra

Carpenter

2004

 

 

 

Ruthann

Jaeger  *

1989

David

Adams

2005

 

 

 

Marc

MacTaggart

1989

Mark

O'Rourke

2005

 

 

 

Elmer

Maiers

1989

Kenny

Hoeger

2005

 

 

 

Loras

Matt

1989

Sam

Harrington

2005

 

 

 

John

Peck

1989

Jessie

Redenbaugh

2006

 

 

 

Don

Porter

1989

Seth

Harms

2006

 

 

 

Darlene

Ries

1989

Warren

Bahr

2006

 

 

 

Bob

Schwietert

1989

Paul

Tiffany

2007

 

 

 

Mel

Vavricek

1989

Vicki

Fortman *

2007

 

 

 

Nick

Bernhard

1990

Bob

Collins

2007

 

 

 

Jim

Broghammer

1990

Al

Meister

2007

 

 

 

Don

Brokman

1990

Larry

Boring

2007

 

 

 

Jim

Ellison

1990

Kyle

Sparrgrove

2008

 

 

 

Terry

Gearhart

1990

Scott

Foust

2008

 

 

 

Willy

Goodman

1990

John

Hense

2008

 

 

 

Tim

Manternach

1990

BF (Little Burt)

LeClere

2008

 

 

 

Al

Otting

1990

Chuck

Sindelar

2008

 

 

 

Jason

Troester

1990

Jeremy

Wendling

2008

 

 

 

Craig

Voelker

1990

Tara

Kraft

2008

 

 

 

Sam

Childs

1991

Randy

McAllister *

2009

 

 

 

Scott

Goedken

1991

Rob

Zauche

2009

 

 

 

Steve

Kamoss

1991

Jerry

Tucker

2009

 

 

 

Dean

Kruger

1991

Jessie

Butz

2009

 

 

 

Carolyn

Maloney

1991

James

Kane

2009

 

 

 

Dan

McDonald

1991

Marcus

Ulferts

2010

 

 

 

Chris

Palmersheim

1991

Justin

Dean

2010

 

 

 

John

Sullivan

1991

Jennifer

Wulfekuhle *

2010

 

 

 

Rod

Varner

1991

Greg

Shaw

  2010

 

 

 

Sarah

Waterhouse

1991

Aaron

Scott

  2010

 

 

 

Pete

Gaul

1992

Jesse

Eschen

2010

 

 

 

Lonnie

Kruger

1992

Reed

Rhines *

2010

 

 

 

Dan

Lahr

1992

Bob

Recker

2011

 

 

 

Shellie

Lane

1992

Ashleigh

Hunt

2011

 

 

 

Kay

Moser

1992

Ron

Weber

2011

 

 

 

John

Rave

1992

Lonnie

Kruger

2011

 

 

 

Lance

Rowell

1992

Mike

Engelken

2011

 

 

 

Eric

Wuchter

1992

Thomas

LeClere

2011

 

 

 

Dan

Lammers

1998

Dean

Recker

2011

 

 

 

Carl

Domeyer

1993

Cody

Hoffmann

2012

 

 

 

John

Geers

1993

Ted

Bockenstedt

2012

 

 

 

Mike

Hempstead

1993

 

 

* Still employed