TheBeefSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the beef industry

USDA Cattle on Feed


26 December 2012

USDA Cattle on Feed - December 2012USDA Cattle on Feed - December 2012

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.92 million, 6 percent below 2011, according to the latest USDA Cattle on Feed report.
Cattle on Feed

Introduction

For a PRINTABLE VERSION of the full 9 -page report in PDF format, including all the tabular data that is not shown in this article, please click here

USDA Cattle on Feed - December 2012
United States Cattle on Feed Down 6 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on December 1, 2012. The inventory was 6 percent below December 1, 2011.

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.92 million, 6 percent below 2011. Net placements were 1.84 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 645,000, 600-699 pounds were 450,000, 700-799 pounds were 375,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 453,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.76 million, 1 percent below 2011.

Other disappearance totaled 88,000 during November, 9 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 cattle on feed report said there were 6.0 per cent fewer cattle in large feedlots than on December 1, 2011. November placements were down 5.6 per cent while marketings were down 0.7 per cent. The on-feed number is 0.6 per cent above pre-release trade forecasts, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown.

 

To follow soon...


In The News - What The Media Says

To follow soon.....


Reliability of Cattle on Feed Estimates

To review this information, including the Survey Procedures, Estimation Procedures, Revision Policy and Reliability, please download the PDF.

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

December 2012

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

DOWNLOAD REPORT:- Download this report here

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Animal Welfare in EPS - 5m Books