Area USDA June 2020 cattle on feed reports

U.S. Department of Agriculture
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South Dakota cattle on feed down 13%

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 200,000 cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 13% from last year.

Placements during May totaled 33,000 head, down 17% from 2019.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 34,000 head, down 31% from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 4,000 head, down 2,000 head from last year.

Minnesota cattle on feed unchanged

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota for feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 130,000 head on June 1, 2020, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This is unchanged from last month and last year.

Placements during May totaled 11,000 head, down 2,000 head from April and down 5,000 head from last year. Marketings for May were 10,000 head, down 2,000 head from last month and down 15,000 head from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

Iowa

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 640,000 head on June 1, 2020, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was up 3% from May but down 3% from June 1, 2019. Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 575,000 head on feed, down 2% from last month and down 3% from last year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in all Iowa feedlots totaled 1,215,000 head, up 1% from last month but down 3% from last year.

Placements of cattle and calves in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during May totaled 75,000 head, up 21% from April and up 10% from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head placed 42,000 head, up 56% from April but down 7% from last year. Placements for all feedlots in Iowa totaled 117,000 head, up 31% from April and up 4% from last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during May totaled 52,000 head, down 24% from April and down 39% from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head marketed 48,000 head, up 20% from April but down 31% from last year. Marketings for all feedlots in Iowa were 100,000 head, down 7% from April and down 35% from last year. Other disappearance from all feedlots in Iowa totaled 7,000 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

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.41 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 1% from last year.

Placements during May totaled 410,000 head, down 11% from 2019.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 355,000 head, down 38% from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 15,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.

United States cattle on feed down slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on June 1, 2020. The inventory was slightly below June 1, 2019. This is the second highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.04 million head, 1 percent below 2019. Net placements were 1.97 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 375,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 305,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 485,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 532,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 235,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 105,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.50 million head, 28% below 2019. Marketings were the lowest for May since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 66,000 head during May, 8% below 2019.