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Cattle on Feed Report

23 March 2009
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Cattle on Feed Down Five Per Cent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.2 million head on March 1, 2009. The inventory was 5 per cent below March 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.68 million, three per cent below 2008. Net placements were 1.62 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 320,000, 600-699 pounds were 385,000, 700-799 pounds were 538,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 435,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million, five per cent below 2008.

Other disappearance totaled 56,000 during February, 7 percent below 2008. This is the lowest other disappearance for the month of February since the series began in 1996.

United States Cattle on Feed
1,000+ Capacity Feedlots



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



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


 

Further Reading

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