Cattle on Feed Up 2 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 10.2 million head on July 1,
2015. The inventory was 2 percent above July 1, 2014. The inventory
included 6.91 million steers and steer calves, up 7 percent from the previous
year. This group accounted for 67 percent of the total inventory. Heifers
and heifer calves accounted for 3.33 million head, down 7 percent from
2014. July 1, 2015 heifers and heifer calves inventory is the lowest percent
of total July inventory since the series began in 1996.
Placements in feedlots
during June totaled 1.48 million, 1 percent above 2014. Net
placements were 1.41 million head.During June, placements of cattle and
calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 350,000, 600-699 pounds were
250,000, 700-799 pounds were 336,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 545,000.
Marketings of fed
cattle during June totaled 1.75 million, 5
percent below 2014. Marketings are the
lowest for June since the series began in 1996.
totaled 69,000 during June, 8 percent below