USDA CATTLE ON FEED REPORT
Released August 22, 2014
United States Cattle on Feed Down 2 Percent
Cattle and calves
on feed for slaughter market in the United States for
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.8 million head on
August 1, 2014. The inventory was 2 percent below August 1, 2013.
Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.56 million, 7 percent below
2013. Net placements were 1.50 million head. During July, placements of
cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 425,000, 600-699 pounds
were 260,000, 700-799 pounds were 355,000, and 800 pounds and greater were
520,000. For the month of July placements are the lowest since the series
began in 1996.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.79 million, 9 percent below
2013. July marketings are the lowest since the series began in 1996.
Other disappearance totaled 63,000 during July, 2 percent below 2013.
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