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South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 225,000 cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory is up 5 percent from last year.

Placements during May totaled 34,000 head, down 13 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 41,000 head, down 9 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 3,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year.

Minnesota cattle on feed down 8,000 head

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Minnesota for all feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head totaled 123,000 head on June 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office. This is down 15,000 head from last month and down 8,000 head from last year.

Placements during May totaled 8,000 head, down 50 percent from last month and down 53 percent from last year. Marketings for May were 22,000 head, up 69 percent from last month and up 47 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Iowa cattle on feed up 3 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,200,000 on June 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 4 percent from May 1, 2014 but up 3 percent from June 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month but up 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 560,000 head on feed, down 5 percent from last month but unchanged from last year.

Placements during May totaled 96,000 head, a decrease of 27 percent from last month and 8 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 54,000 head, down 22 percent from last month and down 17 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 42,000 head. This is down 32 percent from last month but up 8 percent from last year.

Marketings for May were 138,000 head, down 2 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 70,000 head, down 8 percent from last month and down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, up 5 percent from last month but down 12 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 8,000 head.

Nebraska cattle on feed up 3 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.41 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements during May totaled 425,000 head, down 10 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 485,000 head, down 5 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 20,000 head, unchanged from a year ago.

U.S. cattle on feed down 2 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 June 1, 2014. The inventory was 2 percent below June 1, 2013.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.91 million, 7 percent below 2013. Net placements were 1.81 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 435,000, 600-699 pounds were 290,000, 700-799 pounds were 477,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 710,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.87 million, 4 percent below 2013. May marketings are the lowest for the month since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 101,000 during May, 1 percent above 2013.