Cattle on Feed Up Slightly, Marketings 7% Higher

Cattle on feed was called up slightly. ( FJ )

U.S. cattle on feed totaled 11.1 million head in USDA’s August 1 inventory, which was slightly higher than the same period a year ago. It was the highest August 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.71 million head, 2 percent below 2018. Net placements were 1.63 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 260,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 410,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 385,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 200,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 2.00 million head, 7 percent above 2018. Other disappearance totaled 71,000 head during July, 13 percent above 2018.

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