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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent
USAgNet - 09/26/2016

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on September 1. The inventory was 1 percent above last year.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 1.88 million head, 15 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.84 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 290,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 429,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.87 million head, 18 percent above 2015.

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