Blog

Cattle On Feed

Author: Kristy

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 April 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below April 1, 2013.

Photo:  Poky Feeders (Scott City, KS)
Photo: Poky Feeders (Scott City, KS)
Published on: Apr 29, 2014
Item 2013 2014 Change
On feed March 1 10,845,000 10,790,000 -55,000
Placements 1,884,000 1,795,000 -89,000
Marketings 1,724,000 1,660,000 -64,000
Other disappearance 81,000 65,000 -16,000
On feed April 1 10,924,000 10,860,000 -64,000

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 April 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below April 1, 2013. The inventory included 7.07 million steers and steer calves, up 2 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 65 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.71 million head, down 6 percent from 2013.

Placements in feedlots during March totaled 1.80 million, 5 percent below 2013. Net placements were 1.73 million head. During March, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 425,000, 600-699 pounds were 290,000, 700-799 pounds were 465,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 615,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 1.66 million, 4 percent below 2013. Marketings for March are the lowest since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 65,000 during March, 20 percent below 2013.

United States 10,790,000 10,860,000 70,000
States March April Difference
Arizona 272,000 277,000 5,000
California 500,000 475,000 -25,000
Colorado 940,000 970,000 30,000
Idaho 210,000 205,000 -5,000
Iowa 670,000 670,000 0
Kansas 2,060,000 2,090,000 30,000
Minnesota 135,000 136,000 1,000
Nebraska 2,500,000 2,500,000 0
Oklahoma 270,000 275,000 5,000
South Dakota 240,000 240,000 0
Texas 2,470,000 2,500,000 30,000
Washington 198,000 202,000 4,000
Source:  NASS/USDA

 

Number Of Feedlots By Capacity (2012 vs. 2013)

  • The number of feedlots dropped by 2,010 in 2013.
  • The number of feedlots under 1,000 head dropped by 2,000 in 2013.
  • The number of feedlots over 50,000 head increased by 3 in 2013.

Cattle On Feed Placements

United States 1,650,000 1,795,000 145,000
States February March Difference
Arizona 28,000 30,000 2,000
California 38,000 53,000 15,000
Colorado 135,000 165,000 30,000
Idaho 37,000 29,000 -8,000
Iowa 86,000 71,000 -15,000
Kansas 335,000 390,000 55,000
Minnesota 11,000 18,000 7,000
Nebraska 430,000 410,000 -20,000
Oklahoma 43,000 52,000 9,000
South Dakota 39,000 37,000 -2,000
Texas 410,000 470,000 60,000
Washington 30,000 35,000 5,000
Source:  NASS/USDA

 

Posted in In The Industry |
Share

Comments are closed.

Mail Us Facebook Twitter RSS YouTube
See More

Video Feature