United States Cattle on Feed Up 8 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 11.5 million head on December 1, 2017. The inventory was 8 percent above December 1, 2016.

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 2.10 million head, 14 percent above 2016. Net placements were 2.03 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 610,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 545,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 455,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 294,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 75,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 120,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.84 million head, 3 percent above 2016. Marketings were the highest for November since the series began in 1996.
Other disappearance totaled 71,000 head during November, 3 percent above 2016.



Nebraska Cattle on Feed up 9 percent

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.59 million cattle on feed on December 1, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 9 percent from last year.

Placements during November totaled 545,000 head, up 7 percent from 2016.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of November totaled 460,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during November totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.



Kansas Cattle on Feed up 4 percent

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.31 million cattle on feed on December 1, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during November totaled 420,000 head, up 14 percent from 2016.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of November totaled 380,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during November totaled 20,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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Story source: USDA-NASS release

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