U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 3%

May 21, 2010 03:22 PM
 

USDA 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 10.5 million head on May 1, 2010. The inventory was 3% below May 1, 2009.

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.63 million, 2% above 2009. Net placements were 1.54 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 365,000, 600-699 pounds were 300,000, 700-799 pounds were 469,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 495,000.
 

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.85 million, 1% below 2009.
 

Other disappearance totaled 89,000 during April, 29% above 2009.
 

     Cattle on Feed:  Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and          
                 Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots,                 
                         United States, May 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 Apr 1                        :   11,162        *10,767          96      
Placed on Feed During Apr            :    1,600          1,629         102      
Fed Cattle Marketed During Apr       :    1,871          1,854          99      
Other Disappearance During Apr       :       69             89         129      
On Feed May 1                        :   10,822         10,453          97      
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*  Revised.                                                                     


 

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