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South Dakota Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

1/8/2022

Total Run: 33,688

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Only 1 reported auction a week ago, no recent price comparison to be made with this week's full run of reported auctions. Very good demand for all weights of steers and heifers. As the New Year began and all auction markets came back to their regular weekly feeder cattle sales, cattle feeders and order buyers were geared up and ready to buy cattle. The Live Cattle contracts faltered and traded lower as daily slaughter totals have declined, but there is great optimism yet from many cattle feeders that better days lie ahead and they want to have cattle ready when that time comes. Packers were able to buy cattle cheaper this week as they have had to cut their daily kills. Feeder cattle producers are eager to get their cattle consigned and sold as the market is so much higher than where they were expecting it to be just a few short months ago. Large auction receipts expected again for next week. Slaughter cows were mixed, Breaker and Boner cows 3.00 to 6.00 lower, Lean cows and bulls steady.

Supply included: 96% Feeder Cattle (62% Steers, 38% Heifers, 0% Bulls); 4% Slaughter Cattle (40% Steers, 5% Dairy Steers, 35% Heifers, 19% Cows, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 78%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 12/27/2021 Last Year Total Receipts: 33,688 7,579 36,640 Feeder Cattle: 32,294(95.9%) 6,736(88.9%) 34,465(94.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,394(4.1%) 843(11.1%) 2,175(5.9%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 260 260 0.0000 $650
300-400 200 221 240 $774
400-500 171.5 211 226 $949
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 215 215 0.0000 $538
300-400 170 194 215 $680
400-500 167 182 198 $820
500-600 142.5 171 196 $938
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 $73 $87 $95

Total Run