Established in 1922, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association aids producers in the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses. Equity operates 12 auction markets and has collection points in Ettrick, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan, and has a hog and cattle marketing center in Arlington, Wisconsin.  Please take some time to explore the many facets of our cooperative.

2015 Calf Care Connection Workshops
Equity Cooperative Livestock is proud to help sponsor three Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) Calf Care Connection workshops.

Tuesday, October 13
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire, WI
Wednesday, October 14
Fox Valley Technical College, Chilton, WI
Thursday, October 15
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

This is a program designed for calf managers, calf feeders, and dairy team members interested in gorwing their skills and techniques to reach optimal calf growth and health.

Click here to review the brochure and register.

College & Technical College Scholarships
Equity Cooperative Livestock is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship program. The cooperative will award ten $1,000 scholarships to college students in each of the cooperative's ten districts as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges.

Students need to have completed two or more semesters at an accredited college or university and at least one semester at a technical college to be eligible. Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Either the student or their parent(s) must be an active shipping member of Equity.

An official transcript and three letters of reference need to be sent prior to November 30, 2015. Send those documents to 401 Commerce Ave., P.O. Box 1003, Baraboo, WI  53913. Winners will be announced in January 2016. Call 800-362-3989, ext. 152 with any questions.

Click on "More" below to access and submit the scholarship application form. Once submitted, a confirmation email will be sent.

Scholarship Form

New Livestock Receiving Station
Equity Livestock - Stratford is happy to announce the opening of a livestock receiving station at the Horst Stables Livestock Facility located three miles south of Thorp, WI, on County Highway M. Opening on Monday, August 3, this receiving station will be open from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, with other times available by appointment only.
Cattle will be sold at Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association's market in Stratford, WI.
We are excited to offer our valued customers this new, convenient option allowing another drop location for livestock.
Monday - receiving market cattle, calves and dairy cattle for Tuesday.
Wednesday - receiving market cattle, calves and feeder cattle.
Transportation cost is $3 per head.


Buyer Application Form
If you are a new buyer, registration to purchase at our markets is required and for your convenience, a Buyer Application Form is located below which can be faxed to 608-356-0117 or emailed to Mailbag@equitycoop.com before sale day.

Buyer Application

Pre-Conditioning Information
Feel free to contact an Equity market prior to a sale with this information and we will also promote via our website as well as pass along to buyers. Click here for pre-conditioning sheet.

Lamb Pool Schedule

The 2015 lamb pool schedule is now available! We look forward to working with you in 2015.

On The Move . . .
The Equity Stratford auction market opened in the fall of 1959. Much has changed in those 55 years, and the times have placed additional requirements which cannot be met at our present location. To meet those needs and better serve our producers, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association has recently invested in property south of the highway 29 and 97 intersection and plans to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. The new location, only eight miles north of our present location will provide our patrons, truckers and buyers with more convenient access.

Hay Auctions
Are you in need of hay or bedding? Do you have extra to sell? Equity Livestock can help you out. We have established hay auctions at a number of our locations around Wisconsin. To learn more about how Equity can help you market or obtain the hay you need click here.

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COOL Compliance

Equity Livestock is one of several livestock industry organizations who has developed a unified approach to complying with a mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.


Instructions for Livestock Producers

Continuous Country of Origin Affidavit/Declaration

Stand-Alone Declaration

Contact Equity
Main Office
Johnson Creek
Richland Center

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