S.D. cattle on feed down 8 percent

Farm Forum

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 170,000 cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 8 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 29,000 head, down 15 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of August totaled 38,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Other disappearance during August totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from last year.