US Cattle on Feed Up One Per Cent

US - Released June 18, 2010, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.5 million head on June 1, 2010. The inventory was 1 percent above June 1, 2009.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.02 million, 23 percent above 2009. Net placements were 1.92 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 445,000, 600-699 pounds were 405,000, 700-799 pounds were 537,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 635,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.87 million, 4 percent below 2009. This is the lowest fed cattle marketings for the month of May since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 102,000 during May, 1 percent above 2009.

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