North Dakota Weekly Auction Summary (Seasonal)
SF_LS796	
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Nov 30, 2018    USDA-ND Dept of Ag Market News

North Dakota Weekly Auction Summary - For the week ending Dec 01, 2018 

Receipts: 10,259       Last Week 5,688        Last Year 11,894

Results of:  Kist, Napoleon, and Stockmens

   Compared to two weeks ago:  Steer and heifer calves unevenly steady.
A clear price direction was difficult to discern this week as the market
fluctuated from 3.00 lower to 3.00 higher between the weight groups.
Demand moderate to good throughout the week.  Cattle feeders were feeling
better about the prospects of the cash fed cattle market after selling
cattle much higher last week.  Cattle futures did not follow the rally in
the cash market however which is causing concern that breakeven prices
could be too high yet.  Best demand remains on a fully preconditioned
calf, especially a light fleshed one that can be roughed through the
winter and turned out on grass next summer.  Fewer cattle offered in town
this week as an ice storm moved across the area Wed making it difficult
to transport livestock.  

           Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         68   355-394      369    184.00-218.00     204.99                
        122   421-448      435    176.00-204.00     190.32                
        332   451-498      478    170.00-191.00     183.99                
        387   501-545      519    166.00-185.00     178.29                
        983   550-598      570    155.50-174.00     165.56                
        112     555        555       180.25         180.25 Fancy          
         16   630-640      637    140.00-148.00     142.47                
        904   600-649      624    144.50-161.50     153.94 Calves         
        847   650-698      670    139.00-165.75     152.38 Calves         
         15     736        736       141.00         141.00                
        465   703-748      725    141.50-159.00     148.31 Calves         
         69   777-791      783    141.50-146.00     144.77 Calves         
         28     816        816       150.50         150.50 Calves         
          6     878        878       140.00         140.00                

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10     398        398       194.00         194.00                
         10     456        456       158.00         158.00                
         52   559-596      587    137.00-154.00     149.09                
         38   604-644      633    129.00-145.50     138.95 Calves         
         15     663        663       141.00         141.00 Calves         
          7     712        712       119.00         119.00                
         10     702        702       142.00         142.00 Calves         

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          4     488        488       171.00         171.00                
         24     631        631       139.00         139.00 Calves         
          8     784        784       130.50         130.50 Calves         

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          6     325        325       152.50         152.50                
         39   353-396      387    171.00-179.00     174.08                
        155   403-449      424    148.00-179.00     157.42                
        284   455-499      477    150.00-162.50     157.04                
        690   500-549      524    143.50-158.50     150.00                
        639   551-599      567    137.00-151.50     145.41                
        543   600-649      623    131.00-145.00     139.08 Calves         
         14     693        693       135.50         135.50                
        235   650-689      671    125.00-141.00     135.45 Calves         
         84   702-747      718    126.00-136.00     132.35 Calves         
         28   751-774      763    126.50-127.00     126.75 Calves         
          5     983        983       123.50         123.50                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7     371        371       145.00         145.00                
         21   450-476      472    130.00-146.00     140.29                
         52   526-548      537    124.00-141.50     136.76                
         43   574-597      588    120.50-135.00     127.35                
          5     658        658       120.00         120.00 Calves         
  
Source:   USDA-ND Dept Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
          Justin Lumpkin, Ross Kotewa 605-372-8350
          www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_LS796.txt
          www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

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