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United States Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:35:35 CDT

United States Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent


The latest Cattle on Feed Numbers are out on Friday afternoon, March 18, 2011.

   

USDA's numbers show Cattle on Feed was up 5 Percent.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million head on March 1, 2011. The inventory was 5 percent above March 1, 2010.
Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.66 million, 1 percent below 2010. Net placements were 1.60 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 400,000, 600-699 pounds were 365,000, 700-799 pounds were 489,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 410,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.79 million, 4 percent above 2010. Other disappearance totaled 60,000 during February, 12 percent below 2010.

You can view all the specific numbers by clicking on the following USDA link:
Cattle On Feed Report


Click on the listening bar below to hear Radio Oklahoma's Ed Richards talk with Tom Leffler of Leffler Commodities, as they break down the numbers of the latest Cattle on Feed report.

   


















Ed Richards talks with Tom Leffler who breaks down the COF numbers.
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