Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

August 17, 2012 09:04 AM
 

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on August 1, 2012. The inventory was 1 percent above August 1, 2011.

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Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.92 million, 10 percent below 2011. Net placements were 1.86 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 500,000, 600-699 pounds were 325,000, 700-799 pounds were 470,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 627,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.91 million, slightly below 2011.

Other disappearance totaled 63,000 during July, 11 percent below 2011.

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