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Fort Pierre cattle auction summary

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The Fort Pierre Livestock Auction, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, reported receipts of 6,901 head on Jan. 20, compared to 5,589 head last week and 2,644 head last year, according to the USDA-South Dakota Department of Agriculture Market News, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Compared to a week ago, the low 500-pound steers were selling $1 to $2 higher, while the 550- to 600-pound steers were selling $6 to $8 higher, the 600- to 700-pound steers were selling $1 to $4 higher, and 700- to 850-pound steers were steady to $1 higher. The 500- to 600-pound heifers were steady to $2 higher and the 600- to 750-pound heifers were steady to $1 higher. There was good to very good demand for all weights and classes with many long strings and full loads of high quality, pre-conditioned feeder cattle in this auction. The flesh conditions run from light fleshed hay to fed cattle to moderate fleshed back grounded cattle. The buyers were active bidders as the live cattle trade was $2 to $3 higher this past week. The offering included 78% over 600 pounds, 64% were steers and 32% were heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 425 to 433 lbs., 164.00 to 167.00 (164.51); 450 to 493 lbs., 168.00 to 174.00 (170.73); 522 to 529 lbs., 166.50 to 174.50 (170.30); 559 to 594 lbs., 155.00 to 170.50 (167.05); 39 head, 582 lbs., 153.00 full; 604 to 635 lbs., 145.50 to 162.50 (156.31); 655 to 696 lbs., 138.00 to 153.50 (146.07); 700 to 746 lbs., 136.00 to 145.50 (139.34); 753 to 765 lbs., 131.00 to 136.00 (134.45); 804 to 848 lbs., 128.00 to 134.00 (131.47); 872 to 890 lbs., 125.00 to 125.25 (125.04). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 104 head, 519 lbs., 153.00; 10 head, 618 lbs., 129.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 23 head, 385 lbs., 157.00; 411 to 447 lbs., 142.00 to 152.00 (149.05); 454 to 490 lbs., 148.50 to 151.50 (151.10); 500 to 535 lbs., 143.00 to 152.00 (146.81); 550 to 598 lbs., 131.50 to 146.00 (141.41); 610 to 648 lbs., 131.00 to 140.00 (136.65); 665 to 698 lbs., 125.00 to 140.00 (132.76); 700 to 732 lbs., 124.50 to 136.00 (130.90); 767 to 796 lbs., 118.50 to 131.00 (127.96); 64 head, 806 lbs., 115.00; 25 head, 1045 lbs., 125.00; 57 head, 1076 lbs., 122.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 53 head, 459 lbs., 136.50. Large frame 1, 1113 to 1131 lbs., 113.00 to 121.25 (119.16).

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