Suther's Perspective

Cattle on Feed – 9/18/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released September 18, 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

  • 9.99 million head on September 1, 2015
    • 3% above September 1, 2014

 

Placements

  • 1.63 million head during August, 2015
    • 5% below August, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.57 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 395,000 head
      • 410,000 head in August, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 215,000 head
      • 285,000 head in August, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 362,000 head
      • 395,000 head in August, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 660,000 head
      • 635,000 head in August, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.59 million head during August, 2015
    • 6% below August, 2014
    • Lowest August marketings since series began in 1996

 

Other Disappearance

  • 60,000 head during August, 2015
    • 9% below August, 2014

 

 

 

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