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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 20,000 from a Year Ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 220,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Nov. 1.

The Agriculture Department says the inventory is down 20,000 head over the year but up 25,000 head over the month.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 71,000 head, down 4,000 from last year but up 21,000 from September.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 45,000 head, up 6,000 from 2011 and September.

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