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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 6 Percent from 2019
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/23/2020

South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 225,000 cattle on feed on November 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 6% from last year.

Placements during October totaled 84,000 head, up 9% from 2019.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of October totaled 48,000 head, up 7% 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 12.0 million head on November 1, 2020. The inventory was 1% above November 1, 2019. This is the highest November 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.19 million head, 11% below 2019. Net placements were 2.13 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 570,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 495,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 387,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 185,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.87 million head, slightly below 2019.

Other disappearance totaled 63,000 head during October, 7% above 2019.

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