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22 October 2012

USDA Cattle on Feed - October 2012USDA Cattle on Feed - October 2012

The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report shows placements and marketings of cattle much lower than expected.
Cattle on Feed

Introduction

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USDA Cattle on Feed - October 2012
United States Cattle on Feed Second Lowest August Placements Ever

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 October 1, 2012. The inventory was 3 percent below October 1, 2011. The inventory included 6.96 million steers and steer calves, up slightly from the previous year. This group accounted for 63 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.97 million head, down 8 percent from 2011.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.00 million, 19 percent below 2011. This is the lowest cattle placements for the month of September since the series began in 1996. Net placements were 1.94 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 515,000, 600-699 pounds were 355,000, 700-799 pounds were 444,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 690,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.60 million, 12 percent below 2011. This is the second lowest cattle marketings for the month of September since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 64,000 during September, 14 percent below 2011.

Cattle on Feed Inventory on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots – United States


Number of Cattle Placed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots – United States


Number of Cattle Marketed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots –United States

What the commentators and industry thinkers read into this data:

Ron Plain Ron Plain
Cattle Outlook: Cattle on Feed Down
USDA’s October cattle on feed report said that placements in September were down 18.8% and marketings were down 11.5% compared to a year ago, writes Ron Plain.

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Reliability of Cattle on Feed Estimates

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USDA Cattle on Feed - October 2012 - USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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