Cattle on Feed Down 5%

March 19, 2009 07:00 PM
 

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Report highlights:

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.2 million head on March 1, 2009. The inventory was 5% below March 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.68 million, 3% below 2008. Net placements were 1.62 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less
than 600 pounds were 320,000, 600-699 pounds were 385,000, 700-799 pounds were 538,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 435,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million, 5% below 2008.

Other disappearance totaled 56,000 during February, 7% below 2008. This is the lowest other disappearance for the month of February since the series began in 1996.

COF Report

USDA

Average

Range

% of year-ago levels

On Feed

95%

95.3%

94.1-96.1%

Placements

97%

101.3%

94-106.5%

Marketings

95%

94.7%

91.5-96.0%

 

 

Cattle on Feed:  Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and          
                 Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots,                 
                        United States, March 1, 2008-2009                       
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                                       :          Number           : 2009 as %  
                  Item                 :----------------------------------------
                                       :    2008     :    2009     :  of 2008   
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                                       :   ---- 1,000 Head ----       Percent   
                                       :                                        
On Feed Feb 1                          :   11,966        11,288          94     
Placed on Feed During Feb              :    1,723         1,678          97     
Fed Cattle Marketed During Feb         :    1,776         1,682          95     
Other Disappearance During Feb         :       60            56          93     
On Feed Mar 1                          :   11,853        11,228          95     
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