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South Dakota Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Most Recent Report

1/15/2022

Total Run: 39,744

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady to 4.00 lower, instances to 5.00 lower on 800-850 lbs. Feeder heifers 1.00 to 4.00 lower. Very good demand still remains for all weights of steers and heifers, yet cattle feeders were not willing to chase the market as the cash fed cattle market, and the Live Cattle futures, have trouble holding at the 140.00 level. The light weight cattle to make yearlings of continue to be the most highly sought after, as with each passing week the availability becomes more limited. A winter storm on Friday caused some consignors to cancel and caused issues with some buyers getting the trucks they needed to haul the loads they would like to buy. Slaughter cows 1.00 to 3.00 higher, bulls 5.00 higher.

Supply included: 95% Feeder Cattle (60% Steers, 40% Heifers, 0% Bulls); 5% Slaughter Cattle (52% Steers, 6% Dairy Steers, 23% Heifers, 18% Cows, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 74%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 1/3/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 39,744 33,688 33,327 Feeder Cattle: 37,762(95.0%) 32,294(95.9%) 30,411(91.3%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,982(5.0%) 1,394(4.1%) 2,916(8.7%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 212 223 240 $781
400-500 207 218 232 $981
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 191 204 250 $712
400-500 170 189 202 $850
500-600 $--
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 $46 $85 $104

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