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South Dakota Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Most Recent Report

1/21/2023

Total Run: 32,844

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 600 lbs 5.00 to 10.00 lower, 600-800 lbs 2.00 to 5.00 lower, over 800 lbs steady to 3.00 lower. Feeder heifers 3.00 to 6.00 lower. Only moderate demand for steers and heifers as another winter storm rolled across the region, with Nebraska getting the worst of it, dropping 1-2 foot there while South Dakota saw lesser amounts. Cattle feeders are facing much adversity as they deal with the winter mess left behind. Feed efficiency has deteriorated drastically on the heavy, near market ready cattle and increased operation costs as feedyard pens have to be cleared of snow. Slaughter plants saw some shift cancelations this week as the storm struck, keeping feedyards from gaining any leverage over the packer. The cash fat market traded lower and has failed to push beyond the futures market. Flesh condition of feeder cattle is of utmost importance, currently as the costs of gain are so high, which results in a very active market when light fleshed feeders are offered. Slaughter cows steady to 3.00 higher, bulls 4.00 lower.

Supply included: 94% Feeder Cattle (55% Steers, 45% Heifers, 0% Bulls); 6% Slaughter Cattle (56% Steers, 4% Dairy Steers, 28% Heifers, 10% Cows, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 69%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 1/9/2023 Last Year Total Receipts: 32,844 37,948 39,037 Feeder Cattle: 31,028(94.5%) 35,472(93.5%) 37,179(95.2%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,816(5.5%) 2,476(6.5%) 1,858(4.8%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 222.5 249 285 $871
400-500 214 227 244 $1,024
500-600 201 220 237 $1,209
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 196 207 218 $726
400-500 182 196 211 $884
500-600 175 190 202 $1,047
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

*Approx is the middle weight of the weight group multiplied by the mid point of the high and low for the group. It's meant as a quick method to see what cattle of that weight class are bringing per head.

Cows & Bulls

Type Min Avg Max
Slaughter Bulls $25 $79 $95

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