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South Dakota cattle on feed up 4 percent

SIOUX FALLS, SD, May 16, 2014 — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 235,000 cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory is up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during April totaled 28,000 head, up 8 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of April totaled 30,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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

Minnesota cattle on feed up 6 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Minnesota for all feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head totaled 138,000 head on May 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office. This is up 1 percent from last month and up 6 percent from last year.

Placements during April totaled 16,000 head, down 11 percent from last month but unchanged from last year. Marketings for April were 13,000 head, down 19 percent from last month and down 28 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Nebraska cattle on feed up 4 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.49 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during April totaled 420,000 head, down 5 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of April totaled 415,000 head, down 10 percent from last year.

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

Iowa cattle on feed up 2 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,250,000 on May 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 1 percent from April 1, 2014 but up 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 660,000 head on feed, down 1 percent from last month but up 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 590,000 head on feed, down 1 percent from last month and down 2 percent from last year.

Placements during April totaled 131,000 head, an increase of 8 percent from last month and up 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 69,000 head, down 3 percent from last month and down 22 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 62,000 head. This is up 24 percent from last month and up 51 percent from last year.

Marketings for April were 141,000 head, unchanged from last month but down 19 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 76,000 head, up 10 percent from last month but down 22 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 65,000 head, down 10 percent from last month and down 17 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

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 10.6 million head on May 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below May 1, 2013.

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.64 million, 5 percent below 2013. Net placements were 1.55 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 385,000, 600-699 pounds were 255,000, 700-799 pounds were 396,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 600,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.78 million, 2 percent below 2013. Marketings for April are the lowest for the month since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 83,000 during April, 20 percent above 2013.