Livestock auctions in North Dakota typically don’t sell an overwhelming amount of cattle this time of the year. However, drought is forcing producers to move some of their cattle. Yesterday’s sale at Napoleon, North Dakota had 3,700 head, with cow/calf pairs bringing $1,000-to-$1,600. The sale at Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange at Dickinson week featured more than 2,000 head, including 58 young pairs, 61 solid mouth pairs and 71 short term pairs. Those prices ranged from $1,100-to $1,600. This coming Monday, the auction barn at Rugby, North Dakota already have more than 1,100 pairs on the sale list.
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