Area USDA September cattle on feed reports

U.S. Department of Agriculture
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South Dakota cattle on feed up 3 percent

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 205,000 cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 45,000 head, down 8 percent from 2018.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of August totaled 34,000 head, down 29 percent from last year.

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

Minnesota cattle on feed down 25,000 head

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota for feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 100,000 head on September 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This is down 10,000 head from last month and down 25,000 head from last year.

Placements during August totaled 14,000 head, up 3,000 head from July but down 9,000 head from last year. Marketings for August were 23,000 head, down 2,000 head from July and down 4,000 head from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Iowa cattle on feed down 7 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 630,000 head on September 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from August 1, 2019, but down 7 percent from September 1, 2018. Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 480,000 head on feed, down 6 percent from last month and down 8 percent from last year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in all Iowa feedlots totaled 1,110,000 head, down 3 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year.

Placements of cattle and calves in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during August totaled 71,000 head, up 16 percent from July but down 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head placed 51,000 head, up 21 percent from July but down 7 percent from last year. Placements for all feedlots in Iowa totaled 122,000 head, up 18 percent from July but down 11 percent from last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during August totaled 69,000 head, down 10 percent from July and down 31 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head marketed 77,000 head, down 17 percent from July but up 5 percent from last year. Marketings for all feedlots in Iowa were 146,000 head, down 14 percent from July and down 16 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 down 7 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.16 million cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 445,000 head, down 7 percent from 2018.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of August totaled 460,000 head, down 2 percent from last year.

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

United States cattle on feed down 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 11.0 million head on September 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent below September 1, 2018.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 1.88 million head, 9 percent below 2018. Net placements were 1.82 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 385,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 300,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 424,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 440,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 230,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 105,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.95 million head, 2 percent below 2018.

Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during August, 11 percent above 2018.