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Cattle On Feed Report-February

Cattle On Feed Report-February

South Dakota Cattle on Feed Up 8 Percent from 2017


News Staff - February 26, 2018

UNDATED - South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 260,000 cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 8 percent from last year.

Placements during January totaled 45,000 head, unchanged from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 34,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Other disappearance during January 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 11.6 million head on February 1, 2018. The inventory was 8 percent above February 1, 2017.

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 2.07 million head, 4 percent above 2017. Net placements were 2.00 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 375,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 450,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 625,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 418,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 115,000 head, and1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.86 million head, 6 percent above 2017.

Other disappearance totaled 69,000 head during January, 30 percent above 2017.



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