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U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 4 Percent

25 August 2008
National Agricultural Statistics Service

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

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.87 million head on August 1, 2008. The inventory was 4 percent below August 1, 2007 and 9 percent below August 1, 2006.

Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.66 million, 2 percent above 2007 but 15 percent below 2006. Net placements were 1.62 million head. This is the second lowest placements for the month of July since the series began in 1996. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000, 600-699 pounds were 320,000, 700-799 pounds were 476,000 and 800 pounds and greater were 505,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 2.04 million, 2 percent above 2007 and 5 percent above 2006.

Other disappearance totaled 45,000 during July, 26 percent below 2007 and 22 percent below 2006.

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

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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