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2600 head from 96 consignors for the Feeder Sale February 16th. Market was basically steady to the last sale with a couple of weight categories higher and a couple lower. Strong buyer participation from California and surrounding states. Only 400 head sold online this week but the click to bid was in 2nd place on many of the top selling cattle. Thanks to our hard working crew for sticking with it and getting it done again. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Bull Sale and additional events occupied much of our Feeder Sale day help, but we got through it and the ring never had to wait on cattle. 18,000 head sold in the last 45 days and only 108 have gone back to breed as replacement heifers. High interest rates, long memories of 2015, drought, weak economy and several other factors are holding down stock cow prices. Buyers ask, “why breed a 1700 heifer when bred cows won’t bring 2500”? The upcoming presidential election is going to have a huge impact on not only the cattle market but every industry in America. Folks always say that AG commodities flourish under a Democratic administration but I think things have fallen apart so bad under Biden it will have to go the other direction under Trump. You can say and think what you want about Trump, but the fact that they are so scared of him, tells me he is the best thing for America. It amazes me how much good he did for us all while being in a raging battle daily with the press and the swamp on both sides of the aisle. I am extremely worried that no matter what we, the voters, do the other side will find a way to cheat and steal the election. However, we have to do all we can to save our country. If we don’t and Newsom or Biden get to steer the ship we haven’t even begun to see the wreck we are headed for. At some point we will be forced to stand up and I have no idea what that could look like. Every election is important but 2024 could reshape America and possibly the world. Kind of a big deal!! Next Feeder Sale is March 15th. We will go back to one feeder sale a month now on the third Friday. Thank you to all our loyal supporters on both the selling and buying side. Hope to see you at a sale soon. Don’t hesitate to call to discuss industry issues. I always enjoy hearing from our customers.
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|Mr. Jack Payne currently serves as the regional director for California and Nevada at the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association. He owns and operates Nevada Livestock Marketing in Fallon, Nevada.