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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent
South Dakota Ag Connection - 09/28/2020

South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 190,000 cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 7% from last year.

Placements during August totaled 47,000 head, up 4% from 2019.

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

Other disappearance during August totaled 3,000 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 11.4 million head on September 1, 2020. The inventory was 4% above September 1, 2019. This is the highest September 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.06 million head, 9% above 2019. Net placements were 2.00 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 405,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 335,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 470,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 522,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 230,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 95,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.89 million head, 3% below 2019.

Other disappearance totaled 55,000 head during August, 10% below 2019.

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