Cattle on Feed Down 1%, Placements Decline 9%

02:14PM Sep 20, 2019
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Cattle on feed numbers declined 1%.
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U.S. cattle on feed Sept. 1, 2019, were estimated at 11.0 million head, down 1% from a year ago, USDA reports.

Placements into feedlots in August totaled 1.88 million head, a 9% decline from the same month a year ago. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 385,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 300,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 424,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 440,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 230,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 105,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.95 million head, 2% below 2018.

Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during August, 11% above 2018.

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