North Dakota and South Dakota auction barns continue to see lighter offerings of feeder cattle trickle through. Kist Livestock at Mandan, North Dakota had 1,200 head at their Wednesday sale. There were not enough feeder steers for a price comparison. Feeder heifers 650-to-700 pounds were $2 lower. Many of those heifers being sold were intended for replacements and are now instead going to feed lots. The feeder cattle string at Napoleon Livestock was 1,500 head, with feeder steers $7-to-$12 lower. In Dickinson, 2,600 feeder cattle sold at Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange, with 69 percent of the offering being heifers. Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, South Dakota sold 4,000 head on Wednesday, with 700-to-750 pound steers steady-to-$3 lower and averaging $151. The Thursday sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction featured 3,000 head, with feeder steers 800 pounds and over steady-to-$7 lower.
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