U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3%

October 22, 2010 09:18 AM
 

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 10.8 million head on Oct. 1, 2010. The inventory was 3% above October 1, 2009. The inventory included 6.60 million steers and steer calves, up 3% from the previous year. This group accounted for 61% of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.12 million head, also up 3% from 2009.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.46 million, 3% above 2009. Net placements were 2.41 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 510,000, 600-699 pounds were 455,000, 700-799 pounds were 602,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 895,000.
 

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.80 million, 2% above 2009.
 

Other disappearance totaled 54,000 during September, 15% above 2009.
 

Number of Cattle on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance on
1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: October 1, 2009 and 2010
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                                     :          Number           :  Percent of  
                 Item                :---------------------------:              
                                     :    2009     :    2010     :previous year 
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                                     :   ---- 1,000 head ----        percent    
                                     :                                          
On feed September 1 .................:    9,900        10,173          103      
Placed on feed during September .....:    2,388         2,462          103      
Fed cattle marketed during September :    1,767         1,802          102      
Other disappearance during September :       47            54          115      
On feed October 1 ...................:   10,474        10,779          103      
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