Cattle on Feed inventory down

June 19, 2008 07:00 PM
 

Beef Today Editors


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 10.8 million head on June 1, 2008. The inventory was 4 percent below June 1, 2007 and 3 percent below June 1, 2006.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.90 million, 12 percent below 2007 and slightly below 2006. Net placements were 1.82 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 340,000, 600-699 pounds were 350,000, 700-799 pounds were 564,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 645,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 2.14 million, 3 percent above 2007 but 1 percent below 2006. Other disappearance totaled 80,000 during May, 19 percent below 2007 and 30 percent below 2006.

COF Report

USDA

Average

Range

 

% of year-ago levels

On Feed

96%

97.2%

95.0-98.9%

Placements

88%

90.4%

83.0-96.3%

Marketings

103%

108.1%

99.5-104.7%

          Cattle on Feed:  Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and          
                 Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots,                 
                        United States, June 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 May 1 1/                     : 11,559   11,297   11,135     96      99  
Placed on Feed During May            :  1,903    2,159    1,899    100      88  
Fed Cattle Marketed During May       :  2,160    2,085    2,140     99     103  
Other Disappearance During May 2/    :    115       99       80     70      81  
On Feed Jun 1                        : 11,187   11,272   10,814     97      96  
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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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