North Dakota and South Dakota auction barns continue to market a steady stream of feeder cattle. There is good buyer demand and calves are coming in with light to moderate-plus flesh condition. Kist Livestock at Mandan, North Dakota had 4,300 head at their Wednesday sale. Feeder steers were steady-to-$4 lower, with 700-to-750 weights averaging $142 per hundredweight. The feeder cattle string sold at Napoleon Livestock this past week was 5,800 head. Feeder steers 500 pounds and higher were steady-to-$4 lower, except for 700-to-750 weights that were steady-to-$4 higher. Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, South Dakota sold 7,500 head on Wednesday, with 600- to-700 pound steers mostly steady and bringing $148-to-$160 dollars per hundredweight. The Thursday sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction featured 5,600 head. The 600-to-750 pound steers unevenly steady and bringing $138-to-$147.
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