The Kauffman family has been raising and selling turkeys for 90 years, but the family started the farming operation many years prior to that near Waterman.
An auction company that nears its 40th anniversary and has a large audience for its online bidding platform continues to show its support for preserving agriculture’s history.
After a week with my youngest granddaughter, who is 14, as my guest during her spring break from school, I have to feel 20 years younger. I walked; she explored. She picked up small bones; I helped carry. I changed the house water filter; she cleaned bones.
This year’s Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale average exceeded all previous sales, averaging $4,440 on the 49 lots offered at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The new Illinois State Auctioneers Association president found his “calling” by happenstance while attending a golf outing benefit 23 years ago.
When Dave Brooks finished his service with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1973, he began helping a friend in the auction business.
While attending several auctions, Marcy Goldring-Edenburn noticed a revolving door of clerks for a particular auctioneer, piquing her interest in getting involved.
Three tracts of cropland totaling 121.3 acres sold for $2.425 million, or $19,984 per acre, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company conducting the event.
National and regional speakers, competitions, an auction technology showcase, contests and fellowship are on tap when the Illinois State Auctioneers Association celebrates its 75th anniversary during its conference and trade show.
Two major farmland auctions recently attracted capacity crowds, with bidders coming from as far away as Florida and Tennessee. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company marketed both farms and conducted the live auctions.
Despite rising interest rates and continued economic uncertainty, high-quality tillable properties in Illinois continue to see strong demand. That was the result for a recent farm auction in eastern Hancock County, which sold for an upper-range price of $17,000 per acre.
Lawton Farms, a 1,120-acre farm featuring highly productive soils, sold at auction for $16,559 per acre, or a total of $18.6 million, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company marketing the farm and conducting the event.
Lawton Farms, which features some of Indiana’s most productive farmland, will be offered at auction Aug. 16, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company conducting the event.
The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture’s ninth annual Legacy Sale set a new fundraising record of $93,000, surpassing last year’s record total of $73,000.
Renee Jones was reelected Illinois State Auctioneers Association president at the organization’s 74th annual conference.