U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 3%

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Beef Today Editors

USDA report highlights:

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on March 1, 2010. The inventory was 3% below March 1, 2009.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.67 million, 1% below 2009. Net placements were 1.60 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 320,000, 600-699 pounds were 365,000, 700-799 pounds were 520,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 460,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.72 million, 2% above 2009.

Other disappearance totaled 68,000 during February, 21% above 2009.

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Cattle on Feed: Number on Feed, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance, 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots, United States, March 1, 2009-2010 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Number : Percent of Item :---------------------------: : 2009 : 2010 :Previous Year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : ----- 1,000 Head ---- Percent : On Feed Feb 1 : 11,288 *10,984 97 Placed on Feed During Feb : 1,678 1,665 99 Fed Cattle Marketed During Feb : 1,682 1,717 102 Other Disappearance During Feb : 56 68 121 On Feed Mar 1 : 11,228 10,864 97 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Revised.



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