Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent
Cattle and calves
on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots
with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.99 million head on September
1, 2015. The inventory was 3 percent above September 1, 2014.
Placements in feedlots
during August totaled 1.63 million head,
5 percent below
2014. Net placements were 1.57 million head. During August, placements
of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 395,000 head, 600-699
pounds were 215,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 362,000 head, and 800 pounds
and greater were 660,000 head. Placements are the lowest for August since
the series began in 1996.
Marketings of fed
August totaled 1.59 million head, 6 percent
below 2014. Marketings are the lowest
for August since the series began in 1996.
totaled 60,000 head during August, 9 percent