Suther's Perspective

Cattle on Feed – 5/20/16

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released May 20, 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

  • 10.8 million head on May 1, 2016
    • 1% above  May 1, 2015

 

Placements

  • 1.66 million head during April, 2016
    • 7% above April, 2015
    • Net placements of 1.59 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 334,000 head
      • 320,000 head in April, 2015
    • 600-699 lbs – 225,000 head
      • 240,000 head in April, 2015
    • 700-799 lbs – 390,000 head
      • 348,000 head in April, 2015
    • 800 lbs and greater – 715,000 head
      • 640,000 head in April, 2015

 

Marketings

  • 1.66 million head during April, 2016
    • 1% above April, 2015

 

Other Disappearance

  • 76,000 head during April, 2016
    • 15% above April, 2015

 

 

 

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