The latest numbers from USDA show cattle in U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on July 1, down one percent from the previous year. Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.6 million head, seven percent below 2020. Marketings of fed cattle totaled 2.02 million head, a three percent increase from the previous year. Other disappearance totaled 57,000 head, eight percent below last year. Cattle on feed in Minnesota totaled 100,000 head, according to the latest report from USDA. That is down 5,000 head from last month and down 25,000 head from last year. South Dakota feedlots contained 200,0000 head on July 1. This inventory was up eight percent from last year.
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