This fall, calf prices are expected to be in-line with last year at auction barns across North Dakota. That’s according to Dickinson-based Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange owner Larry Schnell. “To start out with, we might be $5-to-$7 per hundredweight under year ago prices. There is talk that finished cattle that were supposed to be processed before COVID-19 should be wrapped up around November 1,” Schnell says. ” So, we’re hoping between now and the first of the year to see a price increase on these calves. There should be because there will be empty pens after those finished cattle are gone.” The larger calf runs, around 3,000 head, will likely begin this week at Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange. Schnell is also the current president of the Livestock Marketing Association. Hear about policy work, cattle prices and more in this Red River Farm Network interview.