Napoleon Livestock Auction co-owner Paul Bitz has been waiting for a pop in the market. “Feeder calves are on fire compared to where we were two years ago,” said Bitz. “Cattle have been $100 per head higher in a ten-day span with a 700 pound steer in the $1.85 per pound range and went to $2 per pound. For 600 pound heifers, $2 is in the cards now.” Bitz has seen smaller runs overall this year. “Numbers are just down across the board because we had poor calving and poor weaning conditions.”
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