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South Dakota cattle on feed up 15 percent

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 270,000 cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 15 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 48,000 head, up 17 percent from 2015.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 37,000 head, up 6 percent from last year.

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

Minnesota cattle on feed up 12 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Minnesota for all feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 163,000 head on March 1, 2016, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This is up 3 percent from last month and up 12 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 23,000 head, up 35 percent from last month, and up 28 percent from last year.

Marketings for February were 17,000 head, up 31 percent from 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 1,270,000 head on March 1, 2016, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. The inventory is up 2 percent from February 1, 2016, but down 2 percent from March 1, 2015. Feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more had 630,000 head on feed, up 2 percent from last month but down 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with capacity of less than 1,000 had 640,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month and up 1 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 166,000 head, a decrease of 7 percent from last month but up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head placed 92,000 head, up 3 percent from last month and up 8 percent from last year. Feedlots with capacity of less than 1,000 head placed 74,000 head. This is down 18 percent from last month but up 19 percent from last year.

Marketings for February were 130,000 head, down 19 percent from last month but up 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head marketed 78,000 head, down 9 percent from last month but up 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with capacity of less than 1,000 head marketed 52,000 head, down 31 percent from last month but up 30 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.

Nebraska cattle on feed down 3 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.42 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 395,000 head, down 1 percent from 2015.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 420,000 head, up 9 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.

United States cattle on feed up 1 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2016. The inventory was 1 percent above March 1, 2015.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.71 million head, 10 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.65 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 335,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 300,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 445,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 630,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.59 million head, 5 percent above 2015.

Other disappearance totaled 58,000 head during February, 3 percent below 2015.