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SD Cattle on Feed Report November

SD Cattle on Feed Report November

South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 8 Percent from 2017


News Staff - November 26, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 240,000 cattle on feed on November 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 8 percent from last year.

Placements during October totaled 74,000 head, down 15 percent from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of October totaled 48,000 head, up 7 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during October 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 11.7 million head on November 1, 2018. The inventory was 3 percent above November 1, 2017.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.25 million head, 6 percent below 2017. Net placements were 2.18 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 640,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 525,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 450,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 363,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 180,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.89 million head, 5 percent above 2017.

Other disappearance totaled 69,000 head during October, 5 percent below 2017.



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