USDA: South Dakota cattle on feed at 190,000 on Oct. 1, up 6 percent from 2013


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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 190,000 cattle on feed on Oct. 1, up 6 percent from last year.

The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during September totaled 50,000 head, up 16 percent from 2013.

Marketings of fed cattle s for the month of September totaled 42,000 head, up 31 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during September totaled 3,000 head, up 2,000 head from last year.

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