Area USDA cattle on feed reports

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South Dakota cattle on feed up 8 percent

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 260,000 cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 8 percent from last year.

Placements during January totaled 45,000 head, unchanged from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 34,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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

Minnesota cattle on feed up 7 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Minnesota for all feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 170,000 head on February 1, 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This is up 10,000 from last month and up 11,000 head from last year.

Placements during January totaled 25,000 head, up 4,000 head from last month but unchanged from last year. Marketings for January were 14,000 head, down 1,000 head from last month and last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Iowa cattle on feed up 13 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 720,000 head on February 1, 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was up 3 percent from January 1, 2018 and up 13 percent from February 1, 2017. Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 580,000 head on feed, up 4 percent from last month but down 1 percent from last year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in all Iowa feedlots totaled 1,300,000 head, up 3 percent from last month and up 6 percent from last year.

Placements of cattle and calves in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during January totaled 130,000 head, an increase of 30 percent from last month and up 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head placed 73,000 head, down 19 percent from last month and down 10 percent from last year. Placements for all feedlots in Iowa totaled 203,000 head, up 7 percent from last month but down 3 percent from last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during January totaled 107,000 head, up 9 percent from last month and up 24 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head marketed 50,000 head, up 9 percent from last month but down 4 percent from last year. Marketings for all feedlots in Iowa were 157,000 head, up 9 percent from last month and up 14 percent from last year. Other disappearance from all feedlots in Iowa totaled 6,000 head.

Note: This report is a combination of estimates from the USDA Cattle on Feed survey for Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-funded Cattle on Feed survey for Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head.

Nebraska cattle on feed up 9 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.67 million cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 9 percent from last year.

Placements during January totaled 540,000 head, unchanged from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 465,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during January totaled 15,000 head, up 5,000 head from last year.