Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent
Cattle and calves
on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots
with capacity of 1,000 or more headtotaled 10.4 million head on July 1,
2016. The inventory was 1 percent above July 1, 2015. The inventory
included6.87 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous
year. This group accounted for 66 percent of thetotal inventory. Heifers
and heifer calves accounted for 3.49 million head, up 5 percent from 2015.
feedlots during June totaled 1.53 million head, 3 percent above
2015. Net placements were 1.46 million head. During June, placements of
cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 290,000 head, 600-699
pounds were 255,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 340,000 head, and 800 pounds
and greater were 640,000 head.
fed cattle during June totaled 1.91 million head, 9 percent above
totaled 61,000 head during June, 12 percent below 2015.