Cattle on Feed Up 7 Percent

May 20, 2011 10:39 AM
 

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 May 1, 2011. The inventory was 7 percent above May 1, 2010.

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.80 million, 10 percent above 2010. This is the second highest placements for the month of April since the series began in 1996. Net placements were 1.74 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 450,000, 600-699 pounds were 310,000, 700-799 pounds were 490,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 545,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.81 million, 3 percent below 2010.

Other disappearance totaled 59,000 during April, 35 percent below 2010. This is the lowest other disappearance for the month of April since the series began in 1996.

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5/20/2011 04:42 PM
 

  These increased placements make me think of the Battle of the Bulge. Just a bunch of old men who don't show up on radar selling feeders early. In six months these old men ain't gonna have any cattle to place, they took the grandkids fishing.

 
 
Anonymous
5/20/2011 04:42 PM
 

  These increased placements make me think of the Battle of the Bulge. Just a bunch of old men who don't show up on radar selling feeders early. In six months these old men ain't gonna have any cattle to place, they took the grandkids fishing.

 
 

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