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South Dakota cattle on feed down 2 percent

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 245,000 cattle on feed on January 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 32,000 head, down 26 percent from 2013.

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

Other disappearance during December totaled 2,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year.

Minnesota cattle on feed up 7,000 head

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Minnesota for all feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head totaled 137,000 head on January 1, 2015, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office. This is up 2,000 head from last month and up 7,000 head from last year.

Placements during December totaled 16,000 head, up 7 percent from last month and down 20 percent from last year.

Marketings for December were 13,000 head, up 18 percent from both last month and last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Iowa cattle on feed down 2 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,210,000 on January 1, 2015, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 5 percent from December 1, 2014, but down 2 percent from January 1, 2014. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month and last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 570,000 head on feed, up 8 percent from last month but down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 196,000 head, a decrease of 17 percent from last month but up 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 101,000 head, down 20 percent from last month but up 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 95,000 head. This is down 14 percent from last month but unchanged from last year.

Marketings for December were 130,000 head, down 24 percent from last month and down 21 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 80,000 head, down 16 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 50,000 head, down 33 percent from last month and down 37 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 2.49 million cattle on feed on January 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 395,000 head, down 2 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 440,000 head, up 5 percent from last year. This is the highest December marketings since the data series began in 1994.