United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly
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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 February 1, 2019. The inventory was slightly above February 1, 2018.

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.96 million head, 5 percent below 2018. Net placements were 1.90 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 370,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 445,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 554,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 420,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 100,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 70,000 head. 

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.91 million head, 3 percent above 2018.    Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during January, 12 percent below 2018.  

2018 Cattle on Feed and Annual Size Group Estimates Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head represented 81.3 percent of all cattle and calves on feed in the United States on January 1, 2019. This is comparable to the 81.2 percent on January 1, 2018. Marketings of fed cattle for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head during 2018 represented 87.1 percent of total cattle marketed from all feedlots in the United States. This is comparable to the 87.1 percent during 2017. 

Kansas Cattle on Feed down 3 percent

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.25 million cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year. Placements during January totaled 385,000 head, down 20 percent from 2018.   Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 455,000 head, up 5 percent from last year. Other disappearance during January totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.

 

Nebraska Cattle on Feed down 3 percent

 

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head,contained 2.58 million cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year.Placements during January totaled 515,000 head, down 5 percent from 2018.Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 480,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.Other disappearance during January totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.