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US Cattle On Feed Down Three Per Cent

25 May 2010
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - The number of cattle on feed in the US has fallen by three per cent according to figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US 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 10.5 million head on May 1, 2010. The inventory was three per cent below May 1, 2009.

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.63 million, two per cent above 2009. Net placements were 1.54 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 365,000, 600-699 pounds were 300,000, 700-799 pounds were 469,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 495,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.85 million, one per cent below 2009.

Other disappearance totaled 89,000 during April, 29 per cent above 2009.





 

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