Cattle on Feed down 6 percent

February 19, 2009 06:00 PM
 

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 11.3 million head on Feb. 1, 2009. The inventory was 6% below Feb. 1, 2008.
 

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.86 million, 4% above 2008. Net placements were 1.79 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 380,000, 600-699 pounds were 505,000, 700-799 pounds were 553,000 and 800 pounds and greater were 420,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.74 million, 6%below 2008. This is the lowest fed cattle marketings for the month of January since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 67,000 during January, 12% above 2008.

COF Report

USDA

Average

Range

% of year-ago levels

On Feed

93%

94.3%

93.8-95.3%

Placements

104%

103.1%

98.5-108.0%

Marketings

94%

92.6%

91.5-95.0%

 

 

Cattle on Feed:  Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and          
                 Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots,                 
                      United States, February 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 Jan 1                          :  *12,092        11,234          93     
Placed on Feed During Jan              :    1,787         1,858         104     
Fed Cattle Marketed During Jan         :   *1,853         1,737          94     
Other Disappearance During Jan         :       60            67         112     
On Feed Feb 1                          :   11,966        11,288          94     
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*   Revised.                                        

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