Cattle on Feed Report of January 26, 2018

Cattle on Feed, Usda, NASS, livestock

Cattle on Feed, Usda, NASS, livestockThe Cattle on Feed is an important livestock report and contains the monthly total number of cattle and calves on feed, placements, marketing, and other disappearances; by class and feedlot capacity for selected states; the number of feedlots and fed cattle marketing by size groups for selected states.

The Cattle on Feed is issued by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more precisely, by NASS. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is responsible for conducting monthly and annual surveys and preparing official USDA data and estimates of production, supply, prices, and other information necessary to maintain orderly agricultural operations.

The United States Cattle on Feed up 8 percent as reported in Cattle on Feed on Friday, January 26, 2018. You can download the full report in pdf format below at the end of the article.

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totalled 11.5 million head on January 1, 2018. The inventory was 8 percent above on January 1, 2017. The inventory included 7.34 million steers and steer calves, up 4 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.15 million head, up 16 percent from 2017.

Placements in feedlots during December totalled 1.80 million head, 1 percent above 2016. Net placements were 1.73 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 470,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 410,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 445,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 279,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 100,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 95,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during December totalled 1.75 million head, 1 percent below 2016.

Other disappearance totalled 74,000 head during December, 35 percent above 2016.

If you are interested, you can find all the previous Cattle on Feed reports on the USDA website. You can also read all the last Commodity Reports.

pdf, format, file, download Report January 26, 2018

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