Latest News From

Cattle on Feed Down 6 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.2 million head on Jan. 1, 2013.

Cargill to Idle Texas Beef Processing Plant

Dwindling cattle supplies cited as cause for halting production at the Plainview, Texas, facility.

feed lot
Cattle Producers Anticipate Price Peak

Cattle producers anticipate 10-year cycle high, but the odds hinge on Mother Nature’s cooperation.

Cattle on Feed Down 6 Percent

Along with feedlot inventory, placement into feedlots during November were 6 percent below 2011.

Cattle on Feed Down 5 Percent

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.18 million, 13 percent below 2011.

Cattle on Feed Down 3%

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.00 million, 19 percent below 2011.

Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent

Feedyard inventories, placements, and marketings continue to decline.

Cattle Numbers Continue to Decline

This is the lowest cattle inventory since the series began in 1973; meanwhile cattle inventory in feedyards is up 3%.