U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 2%

January 21, 2010 06:00 PM
 

Beef Today Editors

USDA report highlights:

Cattle On Feed: Postive Report
Listen to analysis from Steve Kay, Cattle Buyers Weekly editor and publisher.

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 Jan.y 1, 2010. The inventory was 2 percent below Jan. 1, 2009. The inventory included 6.88 million steers and steer calves, down 3% from the previous year. This group accounted for 62% of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.07 million head, down 1% from 2009.
 
Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.55 million, 6% below 2008. Net placements were 1.47 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 430,000, 600-699 pounds were 420,000, 700-799 pounds were 401,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 295,000. 

Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.74 million, 4% above 2008.

Other disappearance totaled 72,000 during December, 5% below 2008.

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         Cattle on Feed:  Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and          
                 Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots,                 
                       United States, January 1, 2009-2010                      
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                                     :          Number           :  Percent of  
                 Item                :---------------------------:              
                                     :    2009     :    2010     :Previous Year 
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                                     :   ----- 1,000 Head ----       Percent    
                                     :                                          
On Feed Dec 1                        :   11,346        *11,277          99      
Placed on Feed During Dec            :    1,647          1,546          94      
Fed Cattle Marketed During Dec       :    1,683          1,742         104      
Other Disappearance During Dec       :       76             72          95      
On Feed Jan 1                        :   11,234         11,009          98      
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*  Revised.                                                                      

 

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