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USDA Cattle on Feed

20 December 2013

USDA Cattle on Feed - 20 December 2013USDA Cattle on Feed - 20 December 2013

Cattle on Feed

United States Cattle on Feed Down 5 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 December 1, 2013. The inventory was 5 percent below December 1, 2012. This is the second lowest inventory for December 1 since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.88 million, 3 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.81 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 585,000, 600-699 pounds were 510,000, 700-799 pounds were 362,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 425,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.68 million, 5 percent below 2012.

Other disappearance totaled 73,000 during November, 17 percent below 2012.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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