South Dakota cattle on feed for slaughter down, turkey number expected to decrease

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South Dakota’s 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 190,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on September 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 5,000 head from a year earlier and down 5,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during August totaled 45,000 head, unchanged from last year but up 23,000 head from July 2011.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 48,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year but up 13,000 head from July 2011.

Other disappearance during August totaled 2,000 head, up 1,000 head from last year but unchanged from July 2011.

 

The number of turkeys to be raised in South Dakota in 2011 is expected to total 4.3 million, down 7 percent from the 4.6 million raised in 2010, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics. These results were based on a September 1 survey conducted in major Turkey producing States.

The number of turkeys to be raised in the United States is expected to total 248 million, up 2 percent from the 244 million raised in 2010.

The following six States account for nearly two-thirds of the turkeys produced in the United States during 2011: Minnesota, at 46.5 million turkeys, is the largest turkey producing State; North Carolina, at 30 million turkeys, is unchanged from last year; Arkansas, also at 30 million turkeys, is up 7 percent from a year ago; Missouri, at 18 million turkeys, is unchanged from last year; Indiana, at 16 million turkeys, is unchanged from a year ago; and Virginia, at 17.5 million turkeys, is up 3 percent from 2010.

Source: USDA NASS SD Field Office

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