United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent, Nebraska down 3%, Kansas down 2%

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent, Nebraska down 3%, Kansas 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 11.8 million head on March 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent above March 1, 2018.   

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.86 million head, 2 percent above 2018. Net placements were  1.79 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 340,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 345,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 530,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 442,000 head,  900-999 pounds were 135,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 65,000 head. 

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, slightly above 2018.   

Other disappearance totaled 66,000 head during February, 16 percent above 2018.

 

 

Nebraska Cattle on Feed down 3 percent

 

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.60 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year. Placements during February totaled 455,000 head, up 3 percent from 2018. Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 415,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. Other disappearance during February totaled 20,000 head, up 10,000 head from last year.

 

 

Kansas Cattle on Feed down 2 percent

 

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.30 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year. Placements during February totaled 425,000 head, up 1 percent from 2018.   Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 365,000 head, down 4 percent from last year. Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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