Bob and I took a load of 23 lambs to Colfax (IA) Livestock Sales last Saturday. The barns were as full as I've seen them in months. Lots of sheep and goats are going to market for the holiday season.
Our lambs averaged 135 pounds and brought $1.51 a pound.
Before touring the barns, one must eat breakfast. We started with homemade black raspberry pie.
It was 10:00, so we will call this brunch. Hey, we were up at dawn to weigh and sort lambs!
The Colfax police were checking for cattle rustlers. Actually, this "Mayberry" car was heading to a parade.
Time to walk the barn and see what's for sale today.
It's unusual to see pigs at the auction anymore. These are probably culls from a show-pig farm. Many were heavily muscled.
Our lambs heading out of the sale ring. We have 17 more left at home.