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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent
USAgNet - 05/23/2016

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on May 1. The inventory was 1 percent above May 1, 2015.

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.66 million head, 7 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.59 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 334,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 225,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 390,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 715,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.66 million head, 1 percent above 2015.

Other disappearance totaled 76,000 head during April, 15 percent above 2015.

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