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South Dakota Cattle of Feed Report

South Dakota Cattle of Feed Report

Sout Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 9 Percent from Last Year


South Dakota Ag Connection - August 27, 2018

UNDATED - South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 200,000 cattle on feed on August 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 9 percent from last year.

Placements during July totaled 26,000 head, unchanged from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of July totaled 37,000 head, up 28 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during July totaled 4,000 head, up 2,000 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 11.1 million head on August 1, 2018. The inventory was 5 percent above August 1, 2017. This is the highest August 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.74 million head, 8 percent above 2017. Net placements were 1.68 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 410,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 290,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 415,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 367,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 175,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.87 million head, 5 percent above 2017.

Other disappearance totaled 63,000 head during July, 31 percent above 2017.



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