What Is the Yankton Livestock Auction Market?


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The Yankton Livestock Auction Market is an auction market for cattle located in Yankton, South Dakota. It auctions fat cows, feeder cattle, bred stock, weigh-up cows and bulls that cattle farmers consign.

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The Yankton Livestock Auction Market typically holds auctions on Tuesdays and Fridays as of 2015. On Tuesdays, the auction starts at 10:30 a.m. with fat cows and heiferettes on the auction block, followed by feeder cattle and weigh-up cattle. On Fridays, the auction market opens at 9:00 a.m. with weigh-up cattle, followed by bred stock, pairs, bottle calves and feeders.

The Yankton Livestock Auction Market has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2010 to market non-hormone-treated cattle for export primarily to the European Union. The auction market is environmentally secure, fully contained and complies with state environmental requirements for zero discharge.

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