States Cattle on Feed Up 8 Percent
and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head
on February 1, 2018. The inventory was 8 percent above February
in feedlots during January totaled 2.07 million head, 4 percent
above 2017. Net placements were 2.00 million head. During January,
placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 375,000
head, 600-699 pounds were 450,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 625,000 head,
800-899 pounds were 418,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 115,000 head, and
1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.
of fed cattle during January totaled 1.86 million head, 6 percent
Cattle on Feed and Annual Size Group Estimates
disappearance totaled 69,000 head during January, 30 percent above
and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots
with capacity of 1,000 or more head represented 82.0 percent of all cattle
and calves on feed in the United States on January 1, 2018. This is comparable
to the 81.2 percent on January 1, 2017.
of fed cattle for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head during 2017
represented 87.2 percent of totalcattle marketed from all feedlots in the
United States, up slightly from 87.1 percent during 2016.