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P.O Box 427  

Buffalo, Wyoming  82834

307-684-0789 Office

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First fall calf special coming up on Monday, October 2nd. Please call with your consignments

Jay Godley

Market Reports 2017

Market Reports for 2017

Wednesday, September 20th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 13th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 6th- Regular Sale & Yearlings

Wednesday, August 30th — No Sale

Wednesday, August 23rd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, August 16th — No Sale

Wednesday, August 9th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, August 1st, No Sale

Wednesday, July 26th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 19th — No Sale

Wednesday, July 12th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 5th — No Sale

Wednesday, June 28th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, June 14th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 31st — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 24th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 17th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 10th — Regular Sale

 Wednesday, May 3rd — No Report

Wednesday, April 26th — No Report

Wednesday, April 19th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 12th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 5th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 29th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 22nd – Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 15th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 8th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 1st — No Report

Wednesday, February 22nd — No Report

Wednesday, February 15th — No Report

Wednesday, February 8th — Regular Sale

January, 25th — No Report

Wednesday, January 18th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, January 11th– No Report

Wednesday, January 4th — No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market Reports 2016

Market Reports for 2016

Wednesday, November 14th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 — Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 30th – Regular Sale

Regular Sale/Calves – November 16th

Wednesday, November 9th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 2nd — Regular Sale

Monday, October 31st – Calf Sale

Wednesday, October 26th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, October 19th — Regular Sale

Monday, October 17th – Calf Special

Wednesday, October 12th — Regular Sale

Mon, Oct 3rd & Wed, Oct 5th — Calf & Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 28th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 21st — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 14th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 7th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, August 24th — 2016

Wednesday, August 10th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 27th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 13th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 6th — No Sale

Wednesday, June 29th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, June 22nd — No Sale

Wednesday, June 15th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, June 8th — No Sale

Wednesday, June 1st — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 25th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 18th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 11th — Regular Sale

Wednesday,May 4th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 27th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 20th — No Report

Wednesday, April 13th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 6th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 30th — NO SALE

Wednesday, March 23rd — No Report

Wednesday, March 16th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 9th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 2nd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, February 24th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, February 17th — No Report

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Wednesday, February 3rd — No Report

Wednesday, January 27th –Regular Sale/Bred Cows

Wednesday, January 20th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, January 13th — No report this week

Wednesday, January 6th — Regular Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market Reports 2015

MARKET REPORTS FOR 2015

Wednesday, December 9th- Regular Sale

Wednesday, December 2nd — Regular Sale/Bred Cows

Wednesday, November 25th — No Sale

Wednesday, November 18th — Regular Sale/Calf Special

 Wednesday, November 11th — Regular Sale & Bred Cows

Wednesday, November 4th — Regular Sale

Monday, November 2nd — Calf Special

Wednesday, October 28th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, Oct 21st — Regular Sale

Monday, October 19th — Calf Special

Wednesday, October 14th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, October 7th — Regular Sale

Monday, Oct 5th — Calf Special

Wednesday, September 30th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, Sep 23rd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 16th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 9th — Regular Sale & Yearlings

Wednesday, September 2nd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, August 26th — No Sale

Wednesday, August 19th — No Report

Wednesday, August 12th — No Sale

Wednesday, August 5th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 19th — No Sale

Wednesday, July 22nd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 15th — No Sale

Wednesday, July 8th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 1st — No Sale

Wednesday, June 24th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, Jun 17th — No Sale

Wednesday, June 10th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, June 3rd — No Sale

Wednesday, May 27th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 20th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 13th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, May 6th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 29th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 22nd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 15th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 8th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, April 1st — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 25th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 18th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 11th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, March 4th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, February 25th — No Report

Wednesday, February 18th — Regular Sale & Bred Cows

Wednesday, February 11th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, February 4th — No Report

Wednesday, January 28th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, January 21st — No Report

Wednesday, January 14th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, January 7th — Regular Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Market Reports 2014

Market Reports for 2014

Wednesday, December 17th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, December 10th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, December 3rd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 19th, Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 12th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 5th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 3rd – Calf Special

Wednesday, October 29th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, October 22nd — Regular Sale

Monday, October 20th — Calf Special

Wednesday, October 15th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, October 8th — Regular Sale

Monday, October 6th — Calf Special

Wednesday, October 1st — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 24th — Regular Sale/Yearling Special

Wednesday, September 17th — Regular Sale

 Wednesday, September 10th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 3rd — Regular Sale

Wednesday, August 20th — Regular and Internet Special

Wednesday, August 6th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 23rd –Regular Sale

Wednesday, July 9th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, June 25th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, June 18th — N0 Sale
Wednesday, June 11th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, June 4th — N0 Sale
Wednesday, May 28th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, May 21st — Regular Sale
Wednesday, May 14th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, May 7th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, April 30th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, April 23rd — Regular Sale
Wednesday, April 16th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, April 9th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, April 2nd — Regular Sale
Wednesday, March 26th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, March 19th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, March 12th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, March 5th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, February 26th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, February 19th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, February 12th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, February 5th — No Sale Weather
Wednesday, January 29th — Regular Sale

Wednesday, January 22nd — Regular Sale
Wednesday, January 15th — Regular Sale
Wednesday, January 8th — Regular Sale

 

 

 

 


Market Reports 2013

MARKET REPORTS 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 Regular Sale

Wednesday, December 11th – Regular Sale

Wednesday, November 20th, Regular Sale & Bred Cows

Wednesday, November 13th, Regular Sale & Calf Special

Wednesday, November 6th, Regular Sale

Monday, November 4th, Calf Special

Wednesday, October 30th, Regular Sale

Wednesday, October 23rd, Regular Sale

Monday, October 21st, Calf Special

Wednesday, October 16th, Regular Sale

Wednesday, October 9th, Regular Sale & Calf Special

Wednesday, October 2nd, Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 25th, Regular Sale & Calf / Yearling Special

Wednesday, September 18th, Regular Sale

Monday, September 9th, Regular Sale

Wednesday, September 4th, Regular Sale & Yearling Special

Wednesday, August 28th — No Sale

Wednesday, August 21st — Regular Sale & Internet Video

Wednesday, August 14th — No Sale this week

Wedesday, August 7th — Regular Sale

Market Reports 2012

Market Reports for 2012

South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund

(See the list of Donors to date)

The devastating loss of livestock in South Dakota in the recent snowstorm is something that is unbelievably hard to comprehend.  With reported losses as high as 100,000 head and sure to climb, many families in our neighboring state will be on the brink of bankruptcy.  More and more reports are coming out indicating many ranching families with losses of 50 to 80 percent of their cowherd, many with calves that had not yet shipped. 

The S.D. Stockgrower’s Association, the S.D. Cattlemen’s Association and the S.D. Sheep Growers Association have established a relief fund to help the hundreds of producers through this difficult time.  As producers, we have all lost livestock, but very few of us have ever experienced anything of this magnitude. 

Buffalo Livestock Auction is asking  the producers in our area for the donation of a weigh cow, bull, calf  or bred cow (or more if you can) to sell during our regular sale on Wednesday, October 30th.  Buffalo Livestock Auction will be waiving all of our fees on these animals sold and 100% of the sale price will go to this relief fund.  If you are a business or individual that would just like to make a monetary contribution please make your payment to South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund, mail to us and we will ensure it gets to the correct people. If we can all give a little, it may help ease the burden of the many that lost a lot. 

Like one producer said who is ready to make a contribution: “It would be great if we can get these guys through this. If we all absorb a little bit or as much as we can, we can make a difference for everyone. Let’s show the rest of the world that it can be done!”

Please call or email us in advance if you are willing to donate.  We will be sure to list your participation on our website and also forward the names of every contributor to the SD Stockgrower’s and others involved with the relief fund.

 Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

 Thank you
Jay Godley
Buffalo Livestock Auction

 

Is it worth the Commission?

The power of the auction…is it worth the commission?

We often ask ranchers why they sell their livestock to the country buyers. Overwhelmingly, the response we get is that they receive top prices and do not have to pay a commission. Is that really the case?

Consider this actual transaction. Not long ago a local rancher was getting the full court press from a country buyer to contract him the ranch calves. This buyer had purchased them for the two years prior and knew the feeding history. His bid sounded fair at $118.00 on 600 lb. steers and $110.00 on 550 lb. heifers, but did it reflect the true market value? This buyer was pretty adamant that this would be a better bid than the rancher could get at any auction and have to pay a commission. This was his “top bid and final offer”. This seller came very close to contracting with him as several others in the area had recently sold to the same buyer for similar prices.

We showed the seller that with a 2% selling commission, he would need a selling price of $120.50 and $112.25 on his calves to net the same price as offered by the country buyer. We were confident we could exceed those prices with exposure to over 300 registered on our Internet live auction.

Seller bought into our sales pitch, the contracts signed and the cattle were sold on the live Internet auction one week later. The steers sold for $127.75 at 600 lbs and the heifers sold for $129.00 (not a typo), a whopping $19.00 more per cwt than the country bid. This particular rancher netted $43.00 more per head on his steers and $90.00 more per head on his heifers and put over $24,000 extra into his pocket after paying the 2% commission.

Remember our country buyer with the “top bid and final offer”. A week earlier, he wouldn’t give more than $118/$110 respectively, but quite surprisingly, he purchased both lots of cattle at the auction. Through competitive bidding he had to pay significantly more to buy the cattle. Had this rancher sold at the “top bid and final offer” it would have been the country buyer pocketing the $24,000 plus the 2% commission. This is just one example, but is not an uncommon one.

Tremendously high feed costs combined with much higher freight rates put a lot of pressure on the calf and yearling markets. With market spreads of $15 to $20 per cwt on the same weight cattle, can you afford to be selling your above average cattle to the country buyer for average or usually less than average prices?

The power of the auction is real. When you have cattle to market this summer and fall, please give us the opportunity to visit with you about marketing the auction way whether it is the video, Internet, or through the sale ring. Don’t be fooled by the “top bid and final offer” of the country buyers. Remember, they do not work for you. As professional cattle marketers, we are working for your best interests. There are usually several buyers out there with a higher “top bid and final offer”. We know how to reach them.

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