United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on July 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2016. The inventory included 6.96 million steers and steer calves, up 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.86 million head, up 11 percent from 2016.

Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.77 million head, 16 percent above 2016. Net placements were 1.71 million head. During June, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 375,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 315,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 430,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 385,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 170,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 95,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during June totaled 1.99 million head, 4 percent above 2016.

Other disappearance totaled 56,000 head during June, 8 percent below 2016.

United States All Cattle on Feed Up 6 Percent from 2015
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for all feedlots totaled 12.8 million head on July 1, 2017. The inventory was up 6 percent from the July 1, 2015 total of 12.1 million head. Cattle on feed in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, accounted for 84.5 percent of the total cattle on feed on July 1, 2017. This is down 0.1 percent from 2015.


Kansas Cattle on Feed up 7 percent

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.19 million cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 7 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 395,000 head, up 13 percent from 2016.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 465,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during June totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Nebraska Cattle on Feed up 2 percent
Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.23 million cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 2 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 425,000 head, up 16 percent from 2016.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 530,000 head, up 4 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during June totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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Storyy source: USDA-NASS

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