The impacts of the coronavirus outbreak are being felt at Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange, a Dickinson, North Dakota-based auction barn. A number of cow/calf producers did background calves after weaning this year. “They’ve been looking for an opportunity to sell on an up market and we haven’t seen it,” says owner Larry Schnell. “They can only hold the calves so long because at some point there is nothing to be gained. There are bills to pay.” In a typical year, Schnell says the auction barn sells several thousand head a week. Just 500-1,000 head are running through the ring as of late. Hear more in the full RRFN interview.