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Cattle on feed report

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South Dakota cattle on feed unchanged

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 230,000 cattle on feed on January 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was unchanged from last year.

Placements during December totaled 43,000 head, up 26 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 30,000 head, down 9 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during December totaled 3,000 head, up 2,000 head from last year.

Nebraska cattle on feed down 3 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.40 million cattle on feed on January 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 405,000 head, up 4 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 420,000 head, down 1 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during December totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Iowa cattle on feed up 7 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,370,000 on January 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 3 percent from December 1, 2013 and up 7 percent from January 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 620,000 head on feed, up 2 percent from last month but unchanged from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 750,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month and up 14 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 206,000 head, a decrease of 25 percent from last month but up 27 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 96,000 head, down 21 percent from last month but up 17 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 110,000 head. This is down 29 percent from last month but up 38 percent from last year.

Marketings for December were 164,000 head, down 16 percent from last month but up 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 84,000 head, down 16 percent from last month but up 24 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 80,000 head, down 16 percent from last month but up 5 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.

United States cattle on feed down 5 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on January 1, 2014. The inventory was 5 percent below January 1, 2013. The inventory included 6.78 million steers and steer calves, down 4 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.73 million head, down 8 percent from 2013.

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.68 million, 1 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.60 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 485,000, 600-699 pounds were 420,000, 700-799 pounds were 391,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 385,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.74 million, 1 percent below 2012.

Other disappearance totaled 77,000 during December, 4 percent above 2012.