U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

US - There were more cattle on feed to be sent for slaughter in the US this year compared to last according to the statistics from 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 totalled 10.1 million head on 1 July.

The inventory was three per cent above 1 July 2009.

The inventory included 6.25 million steers and steer calves, up four per cent from the previous year.

This group accounted for 62 per cent of the total inventory.

Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.77 million head, up one per cent from 2009.

Placements in feedlots during June totalled 1.63 million, 17 per cent above 2009.

Net placements were 1.57 million head. During June, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 440,000, 600-699 pounds were 300,000, 700-799 pounds were 408,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 480,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during June totalled 2.00 million, slightly above 2009.

Other disappearance totaled 55,000 during June, four per cent below 2009.

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