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Large South Dakota feedlots report 9 percent increase in number of cattle from last year


SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 240,000 cattle on feed on November 1, up 9 percent from last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during October totaled 75,000 head, down 11 percent from 2014.

Marketings of fed cattle during in October totaled 39,000 head, down 9 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during October totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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