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SD Cattle on Feed Report

SD Cattle on Feed Report

South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 4 Percent from 2018


South Dakota AG Connection - May 28, 2019

UNDATED - South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 245,000 cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during April totaled 27,000 head, up 8 percent from 2018.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of April totaled 30,000 head, up 11 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during April totaled 2,000 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 11.8 million head on May 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above May 1, 2018. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.84 million head, 9 percent above 2018. Net placements were 1.78 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 355,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 250,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 447,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 495,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 210,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.93 million head, 7 percent above 2018.

Other disappearance totaled 60,000 head during April, 5 percent below 2018.



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