North Dakota and South Dakota auction barns continue to market a steady stream of feeder cattle. There is moderate to good demand and calves are coming in with light to moderate-plus flesh condition. Kist Livestock at Mandan, North Dakota had 3,700 head at their Wednesday sale. Feeder steers were steady to $4 lower, with 600-to-700 weights averaging $153 per hundredweight. The feeder cattle string sold at Napoleon Livestock this week was nearly 6,000 head. Feeder steers 500 pounds and higher were steady to $5 lower, expected for 650-to-750 weights that were $1 higher. Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, South Dakota sold 6,000 head on Wednesday, with 550-to-600 pound steers steady and bringing $167 dollars per hundredweight. The Thursday sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction featured 3,800 head. The 600-to-750 pound steers sold $2 higher and brought $139-to-$157.
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