One-inch rains helped were welcomed, but Mobridge Livestock co-owner Casey Perman says more rain is needed. “Dams are shallow and need to be watched, but if you have pipeline, water lines or wells, you’ll be able to turn cattle out in the next few weeks.” If timely rains do not happen, there could be an earlier season for yearlings and calves in the fall. “A lot of yearlings could be cleaned up by September 1 when we typically start with yearling cattle. A lot of our local producers are going to try and hang on to what they can as long as they can, hoping for a better market.”
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