Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent

November 20, 2008 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 11.0 million head on November 1, 2008. The inventory was 7 percent below November 1, 2007 and 8 percent below November 1, 2006.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.44 million, 11 percent below 2007 but slightly above 2006. Net placements were 2.37 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 700,000, 600-699 pounds were 615,000, 700-799 pounds were 543,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 580,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.81 million, 3 percent below 2007 but 3 percent above 2006.

Other disappearance totaled 67,000 during October, 43 percent above 2007 but 17 percent below
2006.

COF Report

USDA

Average

Range

 

% of year-ago levels

On Feed

93%

93.9%

92.0-95.0%

Placements

89%

91.1%

83.0-95.0%

Marketings

97%

95.1

93.0-97.3%

 

 

          Cattle on Feed:  Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and          
                 Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots,                 
                      United States, November 1, 2006-2008                      
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                                     :          Number          : 2008 as % of  
                 Item                :------------------------------------------
                                     :  2006  :  2007  :  2008  : 2006  : 2007  
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                                     : ------ 1,000 Head ------      Percent    
                                     :                                          
On Feed Oct 1 1/                     : 11,385   10,967   10,415     91      95  
Placed on Feed During Oct            :  2,430    2,725    2,438    100      89  
Fed Cattle Marketed During Oct       :  1,765    1,876    1,814    103      97  
Other Disappearance During Oct 2/    :     81       47       67     83     143  
On Feed Nov 1                        : 11,969   11,769   10,972     92      93  
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1/  Cattle and calves on feed are animals for slaughter market being fed a      
    ration of grain or other concentrates and are expected to produce a carcass 
    that will grade select or better.                                           
2/  Includes death loss, movement from feedlots to pasture, and shipments to    
    other feedlots for further feeding.                                         

 

 


 

 

 

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