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South Dakota Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

2/12/2022

Total Run: 43,012

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 600 lbs 8.00 to 12.00 higher, over 600 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 higher except 650-700 lbs 10.00 higher. Feeder heifers under 800 lbs 2.00 to 4.00 higher, except 550-600 lbs 8.00 higher, over 800 lbs steady. Very good demand for all weights of feeder cattle as the cash fed cattle market strengthened. The feeder cattle futures for the summer and fall months are signaling a much higher feeder market, which is driving the light feeder cattle market higher. Cattle feeders remain optimistic for the spring fat market and are willing to chase the feeder market as they want to have stock ready to market. The winter has been extremely open, which is allowing cattle to stay clean and grow easily. Corn prices continue to rise but haven ’t seemed to have much of an effect on the feeder market as producers are really bullish on the future of the cattle market. Slaughter cows 1.00 to 2.00 higher, bulls 2.00 higher.

Supply included: 96% Feeder Cattle (60% Steers, 40% Heifers); 4% Slaughter Cattle (36% Steers, 5% Dairy Steers, 24% Heifers, 33% Cows, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 82%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 1/31/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 43,012 16,389 25,551 Feeder Cattle: 41,241(95.9%) 14,702(89.7%) 23,950(93.7%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,771(4.1%) 1,687(10.3%) 1,601(6.3%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 218 228 235 $800
400-500 208 223 234 $1,002
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 180 180 0.0000 $450
300-400 181 187 195 $653
400-500 168 191 208 $857
500-600 160 177 192 $973
600-700 142 168 180 $1,095
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 $79 $98 $109

Total Run