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Cattle on Feed report

Cattle on Feed report
South Dakota cattle on feed down 7-percent
South Dakota Ag Connection - March 27, 2017

UNDATED - South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 250,000 cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 44,000 head, down 8 percent from 2016.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 33,000 head, down 11 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 1,000 head, unchanged 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 10.8 million head on March 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above March 1, 2016.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.69 million head, 1 percent below 2016. Net placements were 1.64 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 315,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 330,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 490,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 395,000, 900-999 pounds were 124,000, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 40,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.65 million head, 4 percent above 2016.

Other disappearance totaled 56,000 head during February, 3 percent below 2016.



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