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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 210,000 cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 5 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 31,000 head, up 15 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 45,000 head, up 10 percent from last year.

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

Minnesota cattle on feed down 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 122,000 head on July 1, 2014, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office. This is down 1,000 head from last month and down 3,000 head from last year.

Placements during June totaled 15,000 head, up 88 percent from last month and up 50 percent from last year. Marketings for June were 15,000 head, down 32 percent from last month but unchanged 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 1,150,000 on July 1, 2014, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 4 percent from June 1, 2014, but up 3 percent from July 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 620,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month but up 7 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 530,000 head on feed, down 5 percent from last month and down 2 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 94,000 head, a decrease of 2 percent from last month and 15 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 54,000 head, unchanged from last month but up 20 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 40,000 head. This is down 5 percent from last month and down 39 percent from last year.

Marketings for June were 138,000 head, unchanged from last month but down 11 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 70,000 head, unchanged from last month but down 4 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, unchanged from last month but down 17 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.

Nebraska cattle on feed up 4 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.26 million cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 375,000 head, up 14 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 500,000 head, up 4 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during June totaled 25,000 head, up 15,000 from a year ago.

United States 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 10.1 million head on July 1, 2014. The inventory was 2 percent below July 1, 2013. The inventory included 6.46 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.60 million head, down 5 percent from 2013.

Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.46 million, 6 percent below

2013. Net placements were 1.38 million head. During June, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 400,000, 600-699 pounds were 245,000, 700-799 pounds were 320,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 490,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during June totaled 1.85 million, 2 percent below 2013. This is the lowest fed cattle marketings for the month of June since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 75,000 during June, 19 percent above 2013.