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U.S. CATTLE ON FEED ESTIMATES

IN YARDS WITH MORE THAN 1,000 CAPACITY 

Updated 03/21/2014

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USDA CATTLE ON FEED REPORT

Released March 21, 2014

United States Cattle on Feed Down 1%

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2014. The inventory was 1% below March 1, 2013.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.65 million, 15% above 2013. Net placements were 1.58 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000, 600-699 pounds were 330,000, 700-799 pounds were 415,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 515,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.55 million, 3% below 2013. Marketings for February are the lowest for the month since the data series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 71,000 during February, 18% above 2013.


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