Last year’s drought brought more cows to the sales barn. With conditions still dry, the number cows heading to auction are rising again. “We just saw some guys selling bred cows this week and they’re going to keep coming unless we get considerable moisture,” said Kevin Larson, manager, Aberdeen Livestock Auction Market. “Most of the feed is gone and everybody has over-grazed their pastures.” Larson says feed prices and input costs aren’t helping the situation. “Every day you have to keep these cattle in the yard, it is costing more money.”
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