August 9, 2022
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SD Cattle of Feed remains unchanged from year ago, down from month ago

South Dakota’s 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 235,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on June 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is unchanged from a year earlier but down 10,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during May totaled 38,000 head, up 5,000 head from last year and up 6,000 head from April 2012.  Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 43,000 head, down 7,000 head from last year but up 3,000 head from April 2012.

Other disappearance during May totaled 5,000 head, up 2,000 head from last year and up 3,000 head from April 2012.

Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 82.7 million pounds during May 2012. This was up 9 percent from one year ago but up 1 percent from April 2012. For May, both pork production and sheep and lamb production were up from one year ago, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Commercial hog slaughter for South Dakota totaled 365,100 head during May, compared to 343,400 head the year before. Average live weight was 271 pounds, up 6 pounds from May 2011.

Commercial sheep and lamb slaughter for South Dakota totaled 200 head during May, unchanged from a year earlier. Average live weight was 119 pounds, down 14 pounds from May 2011.

Commercial slaughter data for cattle are not published.

Source: USDA NASS SD Field Office

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