Cattle on feed inventory for South Dakota, U.S.
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota’s 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 225,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on February 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 35,000 head from a year earlier and 5,000 head from a month earlier.
Placements during January totaled 36,000 head, down 9,000 head from last year but up 2,000 head from December 2012.
Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 40,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year but up 7,000 head from December 2012.
Other disappearance during January totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from last year and from December 2012.
USDA says 2.4 million head of cattle in Nebraska
The number of cattle in Nebraska is down. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a report released Friday that there were about 2.4 million cattle in the state on Feb. 1. That inventory is down four percent from the same time last year.
The department’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says that number is for feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head.
Nationwide, the number of cattle on feed also is down. The USDA says on Feb. 1, there were 11.1 million head of cattle for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more. That’s six percent below the same time last year.
Red meat production up from December 2012
SIOUX FALLS — Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 100.2 million pounds during January 2013. This was up 1 percent from December and up 11 percent from one year ago. For January, pork production was up from one year ago, along with sheep and lamb production, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Commercial hog slaughter for South Dakota totaled 430,600 head during January, compared to 402,300 head the year before. Average live weight was 271 pounds, which was down 1 pound from January 2012.
Commercial sheep and lamb slaughter for South Dakota totaled 300 head during January, up 100 head from a year earlier. Average live weight was 115 pounds, which was unchanged from January 2012. Commercial slaughter data for cattle are not published.
United States cattle on feed down 6 percent
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on February 1, 2013. The inventory was 6 percent below February 1, 2012.
Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.88 million, 2 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.80 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 445,000, 600-699 pounds were 395,000, 700-799 pounds were 535,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 501,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.92 million, 6 percent above 2012.
Other disappearance totaled 79,000 during January, 2 percent below 2012.
2012 Cattle on Feed and Annual Size Group Estimates
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head represented 83.8 percent of all cattle and calves on feed in the United States on January 1, 2013, down from 84.0 on January 1, 2012.
Marketings of fed cattle for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head during 2012 represented 88.6 percent of all cattle marketed from feedlots in the United States, up from 87.7 percent during 2011.
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