According to South Dakota State University Extension, grazing prices in western South Dakota for cow/calf pairs are steady to $10 dollars higher at $35-$68. Yearling grazing prices have also slightly increased from 2017, ranging from $17-$30 dollars per head. Most grass reports coming in to SDSU indicate growth is slow, partly due to extended winter months and the 2017 drought. Recent rains in the western part of the state have helped with water availability for cattle, but a shortage of grass is likely.
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