August 9, 2022
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SD Cattle on Feed down, red meat production down

Cattle on Feed

South Dakota’s 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 255,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on April 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  This is down 10,000 head from a year earlier and down 5,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during March totaled 45,000 head, down 1,000 head from March 2011 and down 2,000 head from February 2012.

Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled  48,000 head, up 4,000 head from March 2011 and up 3,000 head from February 2012.

Other disappearance during March totaled 2,000 head, unchanged from both March 2011 and from February 2012.

 

Livestock Slaughter

Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 86.6 million pounds during March 2012.  This was down 10 percent from one year ago and up 7 percent from February 2012.  For March, both pork production and sheep  and lamb production  were down from one year ago, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Commercial hog slaughter  for South Dakota totaled  384,400 head during  March, compared to 435,100 head the year before.  Average live weight was 272 pounds, up 5 pounds from March 2011.

Commercial sheep and lamb slaughter  for South Dakota totaled  200 head during March, unchanged from a year earlier.  Average live weight was 114 pounds, down 24 pounds from March 2011. Commercial slaughter data for cattle are not published.

 

Source: USDA NASS SD Field Office

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