USDA Cattle on Feed
20 August 2012
- USDA Cattle on Feed - July 2012
- What It All Means - Expert Commentary
- In the News - What the Media Says
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USDA Cattle on Feed - July 2012
United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on August 1, 2012. The inventory was 1 percent above August 1, 2011.
Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.92 million, 10 percent below 2011. Net placements were 1.86 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 500,000, 600-699 pounds were 325,000, 700-799 pounds were 470,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 627,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.91 million, slightly below 2011.
Other disappearance totaled 63,000 during July, 11 percent below 2011.
United States All Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent
Cattle on feed July 1, 2012, from all feedlots in the United States, totaled 12.3 million, up 1 percent from the 12.2 million on July 1, 2011. Cattle on feed in feedlots with 1,000 or more head accounted for 87 percent of the total cattle on feed on July 1, 2012, up from 86 percent last year.
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
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In The News - What The Media Says
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Reliability of Cattle on Feed Estimates
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USDA Cattle on Feed - August 2012 - USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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