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Published October 26, 2010, 10:40 AM

SD cattle on feed up 10,000 head on Oct. 1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 205,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Oct. 1.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 205,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Oct. 1.

The Agriculture Department says the inventory was up 10,000 head over the year and over the previous month.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 57,000 head, up 5,000 from 2009.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 45,000 head, up 4,000 from last year.

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