Suther's Perspective

Cattle on Feed – 4/22/16

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released April 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

  • 10.9 million head on April 1, 2016
    • 1% above  April 1, 2015
    • 7.36 million steers
      • 1% below April 1, 2015
      • 68% of inventory
    • 3.49 million heifers
      • 4% above April 1, 2015

 

Placements

  • 1.89 million head during March, 2016
    • 5% above March, 2015
    • Net placements of 1.83 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 352,000 head
      • 365,000 head in March, 2015
    • 600-699 lbs – 275,000 head
      • 275,000 head in March, 2015
    • 700-799 lbs – 495,000 head
      • 449,000 head in March, 2015
    • 800 lbs and greater – 770,000 head
      • 720,000 head in March, 2015

 

Marketings

  • 1.75 million head during March, 2016
    • 7% above March, 2015

 

Other Disappearance

  • 62,000 head during March, 2016
    • 10% below March, 2015

 

 

 

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