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USDA Cattle on Feed


22 January 2012

United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 Per Cent - January 2012United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 Per Cent - January 2012

The inventory was three per cent above January 1, 2011. The inventory included 7.28 million steers and steer calves, up one per cent from the previous year. This group accounted for 61 per cent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.50 million head, up six per cent from 2011.
Cattle on Feed

Introduction

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USDA Cattle on Feed - January 2012

United States Cattle on Feed Up on Last Year

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on January 1, 2012

The inventory was three per cent above January 1, 2011. The inventory included 7.28 million steers and steer calves, up one per cent from the previous year. This group accounted for 61 per cent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.50 million head, up six per cent from 2011.

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.68 million, six per cent below 2010. Net placements were 1.59 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 550,000, 600-699 pounds were 390,000, 700-799 pounds were 365,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 378,000.

Marketing of fed cattle during December totaled 1.80 million, two per cent below 2010.

Other disappearance disappearance totaled 91,000 during December, 40 per cent above 2010.

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
Ron Plain: Cattle on Feed - No Major Surprises
USDA said December placements of cattle into large feed yards (over 1,000 head capacity) were 5.9 per cent lower than in December 2010, writes Ron Plain, University of Missouri.

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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 - January 2012 - USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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