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Monthly Cattle Prices and Basis Levels

Updated June 04, 2021

Matthew Diersen

Professor & SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist

Effective marketing and risk management techniques often rely on sound benchmarks. Those marketing cattle need reasonable metrics to evaluate received and expected prices. The common prices specific to South Dakota are the fed steer and cull cow prices from Sioux Falls Regional Livestock in Worthing, South Dakota, and the average feeder steer and stocker (5-600#) steer prices from reported sales across South Dakota.