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USDA Cattle on Feed

04 November 2013

USDA Cattle on Feed - 31 October 2013USDA Cattle on Feed - 31 October 2013

Cattle on Feed

United States Cattle on Feed Down 8 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on October 1, 2013. The inventory was 8 percent below October 1, 2012. The inventory included 6.44 million steers and steer calves, down 7 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.66 million head, down 8 percent from 2012.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.03 million, 1 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.96 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 475,000, 600-699 pounds were 335,000, 700-799 pounds were 480,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 735,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.70 million, 6 percent above 2012.

Other disappearance totaled 62,000 during September, 3 percent below 2012.

November 2013

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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