North Dakota and South Dakota auction barns are seeing a lighter stream of feeder cattle. There is good demand for light weight feeders to go to pasture. Kist Livestock at Mandan, North Dakota had 2,400 head at their Wednesday sale. Feeder steer prices were steady, with 650-to-700 weights averaging $149 per hundredweight. The feeder cattle string at Napoleon Livestock was 3,100 head, with feeder steers 500 pounds and over $1-to-$5 higher. In Dickinson, 2,800 head traded $3-to-$7 higher and 500-to-600 weights sold at $177. Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, South Dakota sold 4,300 head on Wednesday, with 700-to-750 pound steers bringing $145 dollars per hundredweight. The Thursday sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction featured 3,600 head, with feeder steers 650 pounds and over selling $6-to-$9 higher.
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