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South Dakota Cattle On Feed Up 4 Percent

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 240,000 cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory is up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 37,000 head, up 16 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 35,000 head, up 13 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during March totaled 2,000 head, up 1,000 head from last year.

Iowa Cattle on Feed Down 5,000 Head

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,265,000 on April 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 2 percent from March 1, 2014 and down 5,000 head from April 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 670,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month but up 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 595,000 head on feed, down 4 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 121,000 head, a decrease of 8 percent from last month but up 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 71,000 head, down 17 percent from last month and down 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 50,000 head. This is up 11 percent from last month and up 6 percent from last year.

Marketings for March were 141,000 head, up 32 percent from last month and up 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 69,000 head, down 7 percent from last month but up 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 72,000 head, up 39,000 head from last month and up 11 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

Minnesota Cattle on Feed Up 3,000 Head

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Minnesota for all feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head totaled 136,000 head on April 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service Minnesota Field Office. This is up 1,000 head from last month and up 3,000 head from last year.

Placements during March totaled 18,000 head, up 64 percent from last month and up 6 percent from last year. Marketings for March were 16,000 head, up 33 percent from last month and up 7 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Nebraska Cattle On Feed Up 3 Percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.50 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 410,000 head, up 3 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 395,000 head, up 1 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during March totaled 15,000 head, up 5,000 head from a year ago.

United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below April 1, 2013. The inventory included 7.07 million steers and steer calves, up 2 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 65 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.71 million head, down 6 percent from 2013.

Placements in feedlots during March totaled 1.80 million, 5 percent below 2013. Net placements were 1.73 million head. During March, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 425,000, 600-699 pounds were 290,000, 700-799 pounds were 465,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 615,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 1.66 million, 4 percent below 2013. Marketings for March are the lowest since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 65,000 during March, 20 percent below 2013.