United States Cattle on Feed Up 9 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 11.7 million head on March 1, 2018. The inventory was 9 percent above March 1, 2017.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.82 million head, 7 percent above 2017. Net placements were 1.76 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 325,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 335,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 537,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 420,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 150,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 50,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, 2 percent above 2017.

Other disappearance totaled 57,000 head during February, 2 percent above 2017.


Kansas Cattle on Feed Up 6 percent
Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.35 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 6 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 420,000 head, up 11 percent from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 380,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year

Nebraska Cattle on Feed up 10 percent
Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.69 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 10 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 440,000 head, up 4 percent from 2017.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 410,000 head, down 2 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.

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Story source: USDA-NASS release

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