US Cattle On Feed Up Four Per Cent

US - Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.1 million head on December 1, 2011.
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The inventory was four per cent above December 1, 2010. This is the second highest December 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 2.04 million, four per cent above 2010. Net placements were 1.94 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 755,000, 600-699 pounds were 499,000, 700-799 pounds were 375,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 410,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.77 million, slightly below 2010.

Other disappearance totaled 102,000 during November, 65 per cent above 2010.

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