Suther's Perspective

Cattle on Feed – 1/22/16

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released January 22, 2016 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

  • 10.6 million head on January 1, 2016
    • Slightly below January 1, 2015
    • 7.16 million steers
      • 3% above January, 2015
      • 68% of total inventory
    • 3.41 million heifers
      • 7% below January, 2015
      • 32% of total inventory
        • Lowest percentage of inventory since series began in 1996

 

Placements

  • 15.3 million head during December, 2015
    • 1% below December, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.45 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 375,000 head
      • 440,000 head in December, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 355,000 head
      • 365,000 head in December, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 355,000 head
      • 332,000 head in December, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater –440,000 head
      • 400,000 head in December, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.67 million head during December, 2015
    • 1% above December, 2014

 

Other Disappearance

  • 78,000 head during December, 2015
    • 8% above December, 2014

 

 

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