Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent

September 23, 2011 09:05 AM


Source: USDA

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on September 1, 2011. The inventory was 5 percent above September 1, 2010. This is the third highest September 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.25 million, 1 percent below 2010. Net placements were 2.18 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 715,000, 600-699 pounds were 370,000, 700-799 pounds were 477,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 690,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 2.05 million, 7 percent above 2010.

Other disappearance totaled 72,000 during August, 53 percent above 2010.

Full USDA Cattle on Feed Report

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