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United States Cattle on Feed Up Five Per cent

21 March 2011
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million head on March 1, 2011.

The inventory was five per cent above March 1, 2010. Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.66 million, one per cent below 2010. Net placements were 1.60 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 400,000, 600-699 pounds were 365,000, 700-799 pounds were 489,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 410,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.79 million, four per cent above 2010. Other disappearance totaled 60,000 during February, 12 per cent below 2010.

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