|South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 2 Percent
Cattle of Feed Report
SD AG Connection - December 27, 2016
UNDATED - South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 245,000 cattle on feed on December 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year.
Placements during November totaled 50,000 head, unchanged from 2015.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of November totaled 44,000 head, up 16 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during November totaled 1,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year.
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on December 1, 2016. The inventory was 1 percent below December 1, 2015.
Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.84 million head, 15 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.77 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 470,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 490,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 425,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 458,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.79 million head, 17 percent above 2015.
Other disappearance totaled 69,000 head during November, 13 percent below 2015.