MANCHESTER
LIVESTOCK AUCTION, INC.
563 927-2540

 

We have been informed effective April 24, 2019
the Scrapie Regulations for goats
will be the same as the current Regulation for sheep .......

in other words

ALL SEXUALLY INTACT SHEEP and GOATS (regardless of age)

MUST BE SCRAPIE TAGGED

and

YOU AS THE PRODUCER/SELLER MUST KEEP A RECORD
OF THE TAGS APPLIED AND SOLD

THE TAGS ARE FREE TO YOU AS A PRODUCER
BY CALLING 1 866-873-2824

If they are not tagged prior to arrival at our facility
they will be tagged here at a cost of $3.00 per head to you as the Seller

We don't make the regulations
but we must abide by them

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Results from
Friday February 14th, 2020
763rd Special
Sheep/Goat

&
Dairy


16 below actual temp at 7 AM
certainly limited today's offering
HOWEVER
if it would have been 16 above actual
the sheep/goat offering would still be small
due to cyclical breeding as we've previously mentioned in past reports.
We should see some uptick in numbers in March going forward.

Now for the Dairy Sale
Here it is from the horse's mouth:
We're proud to say that at one time
we had the 2nd largest dairy sale in the State Of Iowa
selling twice a month totalling 600 to 800 head monthly
but that was when a milk hauler told me he had
19 stops in 21 miles ......................
and now is 45 miles between pick ups!

I notice that some of the biggest dairy sales
in the nation have gone to once a month combining
with other cattle due to small numbers.
Mom & Dad dairy farms have
dwindled almost to extinction ..... SAD!

Kinda like feeder pigs and slaughter sows & boars.
The one time largest feeder pig auctions in Iowa
no longer sell pigs ..... and some sold as many
as 10,000 to 14,000 pigs each sale!!!!!!!!!
..... and now there isn't any such thing
cuz farrowing sows is a thing of the past ..... SAD!

Here it is from the horse's mouth:

Following today's sale I had a phone call
& the caller said "somebody said you no longer sell dairy cattle".
Not true ..... but it sure ain't like it was just a few short years ago.

We will still sell dairy cattle
but when you see more people on the seats during the sheep/goat sale
than when we start the dairy sale that should tell you something.
So --- it pays to advertise
and if you're bringing dairy cattle call
2 weeks ahead for newspaper advertising
or as soon as you can in order to advertise on this web page.

Today
Sold a total of 141 fat lambs weighing 129 lbs to 188 lbs
all sold in a range of $147.00 CWT to $151.00 CWT
with one set of 31 head selling @ $159.00 CWT

Goat sales minimal
with market nannies selling by the head bringing
one side or another of $1.00 per pound
and
kid goats $2.00 to near $3.00 per pound