U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent - Kansas up 2, Nebraska down 2

U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent - Kansas up 2, Nebraska down 2
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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 January 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above January 1, 2018. The inventory included 7.28 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 62 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.41 million head, up 6 percent from 2018.   

 

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.77 million head, 2 percent below 2018. Net placements were  1.69 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 445,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 460,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 402,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 285,000 head,  900-999 pounds were 90,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

 

Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.74 million head, 1 percent below 2017.  

 

Other disappearance totaled 75,000 head during December, 1 percent above 2017.

 

Kansas Cattle on Feed up 2 percent

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.33 million cattle on feed on January 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 2 percent from last year. Placements during December totaled 395,000 head, down 1 percent from 2017.   Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 410,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. Other disappearance during December totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.

 

Nebraska Cattle on Feed down 2 percent

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.56 million cattle on feed on January 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year. Placements during December totaled 410,000 head, down 11 percent from 2017. Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 430,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. Other disappearance during December totaled 20,000 head, up 5,000 head from last year.

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