User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


48° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Agriculture

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Cattle Prices Jump More Than 30 Percent

December 31, 2012, 6:48 AM

Cattle Prices Jump More Than 30 Percent
NORTHERN HILLS, SD -

The drought that plagued much of the region this summer has caused a cattle shortage, which in turn has prompted prices to rise between 30 to 40 percent higher than this time last year.

The summer's lack of moisture made ranching difficult and contributed to a severe lack of hay and other feed sources. Because hay prices skyrocketed, some ranchers sold off livestock as there wasn't enough feed to keep them through the winter.

Brett Loughlin, a field man at the Belle Fourche (foosh) Livestock Exchange, says beef demand and exports are good. Feeder cattle at the sale barn are up roughly $10 to $20-per-hundred pounds higher than in the past few years.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View agriculture

You may also like

Feds Begins 2nd Round Of Land Buy-Back Program On Rosebud

3/24/2015 1:21 PM

The federal government says it has sent offers to more than 11,000 landowners who own parcels on the Rosebud Indian Reservation as part its effort to ...

Full Story
Dairy Farms Asked To Consider Breeding No-Horn Cows

3/28/2015 11:20 AM

Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that bothers activists but is little known to...

Full Story
Farmer Tries To Find Balance With Genetically Modified Crops

3/29/2015 3:30 PM

A farmer in South Dakota's northern half is taking a middle road as to whether he should grow genetically modified crops.

Full Story
USDA Says South Dakota's Hog And Pig Numbers Up 8 Percent

3/28/2015 10:23 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 8 percent from the same time last year.

Full Story
Wednesday Ag Markets

3/25/2015 1:30 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Wednesday:

Full Story


Events