I just thought you folks might be encouraged by the recent special cow sale about 50 miles north of Springfield Missouri that was held Sat. 12/27/2003. They had around 800 head of cows. The slaughter market was reported by friends to be 42 to 52 cents and the stock cows were still $1050 to $1300. The auctioneer said before the sale that the prices would be just the same as before b.s.e.