United States Cattle on Feed Post 12th Straight Monthly Year-on-Year DeclineFri, 23 Aug 2013 21:43:05 CDT
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.0 million head on August 1, 2013. The inventory was 6 percent below August 1, 2012. The drop far exceeded some analysts' expectations. It was the 12th monthly year-on-year decline in a row.
Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.72 million, 10 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.66 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000, 600-699 pounds were 275,000, 700-799 pounds were 455,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 602,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 2.00 million, 5 percent above 2012.
Other disappearance totaled 64,000 during July, 2 percent above 2012.
The full USDA Cattleon Feed Report is available at: http://usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/CattOnFe/CattOnFe-08-23-2013.pdf.
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