Suther's Perspective

Cattle on Feed – 10/23/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released October 23, 2015 from monthly estimates for feedlots with 1,000 or more head.  The original USDA report can be found here: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1020.

On Feed

  • 10.2 million head on October 1, 2015
    • 2% above October 1, 2014
    • 6.93 million steers
      • 7% above October 1, 2014
      • 68% of total inventory
    • 3.29 million heifers
      • 7% below October 1, 2014
      • Lowest percent of total inventory since series began in 1996

 

Placements

  • 1.93 million head during September, 2015
    • 4% below September, 2014
    • Lowest September placements since series began in 1996
    • Net placements of 1.87 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 395,000 head
      • 460,000 head in September, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 290,000 head
      • 350,000 head in September, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 416,000 head
      • 434,000 head in September, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 830,000 head
      • 770,000 head in September, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.64 million head during September, 2015
    • 2% below September, 2014

 

Other Disappearance

  • 57,000 head during September, 2015
    • 12% below September, 2014

 

 

 

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