Buffalo Auction

Photo © Matthew Breuer

Buffalo Auction

Each November, Custer State Park auctions between 200 and 500 head of live buffalo. Buyers and spectators from around the United States come to watch and participate in the annual auction. Buffalo are generally purchased to supplement an existing herd, to start a herd, or to eat. 

The auction is held at the park's Visitor Center with live and online bidding. 

Past Results

November 18, 2017

Class

Animals Sold

High $

Low $

Average $ 17

2016 Average

Average Weight 17

Average Weight 16

Price/lb. 16

Price/lb. 17

Mature Cows, Bred $3,456.00 981 $3.52
Mauture Cows, Bred 3-4 10 $4,000.00 $3,700.00 $3,910.00 N/A 940 N/A N/A $4.16
Mauture Cows, Bred 5-8 11 $3,900.00 $3,900.00 $3,900.00 N/A 1046 N/A N/A $3.73
Mauture Cows, Bred 10-19 5 $3,700.00 $3,000.00 $3,220.00 N/A 995 N/A N/A $3.24
Mature Cows, Open $2,489.00 1005 $2.48 N/A
Mature Open 3-5 4 $2,250.00 $2,100.00 $2,137.50 N/A 877 N/A N/A $2.44
Mature Open 7-15 9 $2,100.00 $2,100.00 $2,100.00 N/A 1030 N/A N/A $2.04
Mature Open 16-21 11 $1,800.00 $1,800.00 $1,800.00 N/A 969 N/A N/A $1.86
Two Year Old Heifers, Bred 4 $4,900.00 $4,500.00 $4,700.00 $3,740.00 950 914 $4.09 $4.95
Two year old Open Heifers 14 $2,700.00 $2,500.00 $2,528.00 N/A 848 N/A N/A $2.98
Yearling Heifers 9 $2,100.00 $2,100.00 $2,100.00 $2,790.00 582 688 $4.06 $3.61
Heifer Calves, Heavy Cut 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Heifer Calves, Light Cut 10 $1,650.00 $1,650.00 $1,650.00 $2,111.00 346 394 $5.36 $4.77
Bull Calves, Heavy Cut 53 $1,900.00 $1,900.00 $1,900.00 $2,350.00 391 449 $5.23 $4.86
Bull Calves, Light Cut 37 $1,800.00 $1,800.00 $1,800.00 $2,138.00 314 398 $5.37 $5.73
Yearling Bulls Heavy 24 $2,550.00 $2,550.00 $2,550.00 $2,763.00 748 749 $3.69 $3.41
Yearling Bulls Light 24 $2,400.00 $2,350.00 $2,354.17 N/A 680 N/A N/A $3.46
Two Year Old Grade Bulls 3 $3,300.00 $2,800.00 $2,925.00 $2,781.00 997 868 $3.20 $2.93
Two Year Old Breeding Bulls 18 $3,750.00 $3,100.00 $3,175.00 $3,250.00 1115 1124 $2.89 $2.85
Mature Breeding Bulls 9 $4,700.00 $2,900.00 $3,522.22 N/A 1458 N/A N/A $2.42