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January 2014 USDA Cattle on Feed

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United States Cattle on Feed Down 5 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on January 1 , 2014. The inventory was 5 percent below January 1, 2013. The inventory included 6.78 million steers and steer calves, down 4 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.73 million head, down 8 percent from 2013.

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.68 million, 1 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.60 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 485,000, 600-699 pounds were 420,000, 700-799 pounds were 391,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 385,000. Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.74 million, 1 percent below 2012. Other disappearance totaled 77,000 during December, 4 percent above 2012.

Source: USDA

 

January 2014 USDA Cattle on Feed
(% of year ago)


USDA Actual

Average Estimate

Range of Estimates

Actual Cattle #

On Feed Jan 1

95

94.0

92.5-94.7

10593

Placed on Feed in Dec

101

98.1

91.4-102.1

1681

Marketed in Dec

99

102.2

97.7-104.5

1736

Source: USDA

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