Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on Nov. 1, 2020.
Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA.
APHIS recently awarded contracts to purchase up to eight million low-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags, which will help increase overall animal disease traceability in cattle and bison.
Cattle on feed in feedyards with 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million July 1, the second highest inventory since the series began in 1996.
All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2020 totaled 103 million head, slightly above the 103 million head on July 1, 2019.
Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.43 million head, 22 percent below 2019. Placements were the second lowest for April since the series began in 1996.
National Ag Day was launched in 1973 to recognize the important contributions of America’s farmers and ranchers to America.
Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16.