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The Hot Barn Report hosted by NAFB Award Winning Monte James brings the latest in cattle market news, interviews with industry leaders and price discovery from prolific sale barns across the USA!

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The Hot Barn Report is a fast paced and entertaining daily program covering the latest news and trends in the cattle industry, hosted by Monte James, a veteran rodeo announcer, radio host and industry expert! The Hot Barn Report features interviews with industry leaders, market analysts, producers and ranchers and features True Price Discovery from salebarns in Great Northern Beef Belt and across the nation.


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Welcome to America’s Hot Barn Report now heard coast to coast and border to border. It is official, we have just confirmed our 12th reporting barn for the big fall run. We now blanket the great Northern beef belt from Motely, Minnesota to Torrington, Wyoming. We can only get so much in a daily 3-minute show so here the official roster of our reporting barns.

Platte Livestock Market in the progressive Dutch community of Platte, So Dak. Hogs, sheep and goats on Mondays, big feeder calf sale on Humpday. Marshall Ringling and Scott Kirsh are the big dogs at Platte Livestock Market.

Hogs, Sheep & Goats MONDAY

Ryan and Joel at Creighton Livestock Market feature a Tuesday bovine sale where Nebraska corn country meets feedlot country. Always a packed house at Creighton Livestock Market.


Drop south to the railroad town of North Platte, Nebraska and you have North Platte Stockyards. Big stocker feeder sale on Tuesdays. Good crew to boot and now under the ownership of Jay Nordhausen and Lance Van Winkle who also own Ogallala Livestock Auction Market 50 miles West on the 1-80 super slab. Sales on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the high season. Ogallala a massive barn, well kept, freshly painted and with an old school catwalk system to view the backpens.

Ogallala Livestock Auction Market

North Platte Stockyards

Tuesday Greg Ryken and his crew host one of the top fat cattle sales in the nation at Stockmen’s Livestock. Cattle coming in from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and the Dakota twins. Then they shift gears for their big Wednesday feeder calf sale at Stockmen’s in Yankton, South Dakota. Always a fun town to hole up for the night too…

Fat Cattle TUESDAY
Feeders on WEDNESDAY 

Same with Lemmon Livestock, Prime-Time Paul Huffman and his crew throw a big Wednesday sale with critters coming in form Montana and Dakota South and North. As of press time, the best salebarn café with me being the judge… It’s what I do…


Wednesday is also sale day at Bassett Livestock Auction in Cowtown, aka Bassett, Nebraska. Eyes across the nation are always on Bassett Livestock Auction blanketing America’s top cow calf producing counties. Owners Shane and Jake have been known to entertain visiting dignitaries at the local waterin’ hole after the big sale.


Tri-County Livestock in Motely, Minnesota invites you to their Wednesday sales as well. Feeders and all classes rolling in from Michigan to North Dakota. A lot of good cattle from this neck of the woods… pun intended… always a packed house.


Yearlings and calves on Wednesday and all classes on Fridays at Torrington Livestock Market. Lex and the crew cover a massive swath and host some of the nation’s biggest sales.

Yearlings & Calves WEDNESDAY
All Classes FRIDAY

Casey Perman and the Anderburg brothers are hard charging Thursday  at Mobridge Livestock Market. Hearty Norsky cattle and sales of over 13,000 head during the fall run, where corn country meets reservation lands.


Same with Presho Livestock Auction in South Dakota’s famous West river calving grounds. Sales on Thursdays starting whenever Ron Volmer finishes his pie and coffee and has plug of chaw, then it’s go time.

MONTHLY Horse Sale

Justin Tupper lets’r rip Fridays at St. Onge Livestock in the Northern Black Hills. Thursdays are sale day at the world famous Newell Sheep Yards just down the road a piece.

Feeders, yearlings and weigh-ups on FRIDAY

Monte James for the HBR sayin…
Travel safe and folks…

Keep eating that great American beef!
Have some tonight why don’t ya!

Farm and Ranch Broadcast Monte James reports on the hottest cattle auctions at the Midwest’s largest sale barns.

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This is your chance to send your message to farmers, ranchers and cattlemen from Gordon, Nebraska to Carthage, Illinois and from Hettinger, North Dakota to Algona Iowa!

Be part of our daily message to ranchers looking to fill thier pastures and feedlots; trying to fill their pens and rich Iowa Farmers with bins and feilds of corn to feed!

As they say in Iowa, "Invite them and they will come"... or something like that!

Your Ag Network will pair non-competing barns in The Hot Barn Report with upcoming sale dates, featured sales and contract information. Limited space available so you will want to be part of this game changing marketing tool.