Ag officials: South Dakota cattle on feed at 235,000 on March 1, up 7 percent from 2014


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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 235,000 cattle on feed on March 1, up 7 percent from last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during February totaled 41,000 head, up 5 percent from 2014.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 35,000 head, down 3 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 1,000 head, down 2,000 head from 2014.


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