Suther's Perspective

Cattle on Feed – 1/27/17

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released January 27, 2017 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, 2017
    • Slightly above January 1, 2016
  • 7.02 million steers
    • 2% below January, 2016
    • 66% of inventory
  • 3.58 million heifers
    • 5% above January, 2016
    • 34% of inventory

 

 

Placements

  • 1.80 million head during December, 2016
    • 18% above December, 2015
    • Net placements of 1.74 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 435,000 head
      • 375,000 head in December, 2015
    • 600-699 lbs – 450,000 head
      • 355,000 head in December, 2015
    • 700-799 lbs – 450,000 head
      • 357,000 head in December, 2015
    • 800 lbs and greater – 460,000 head
      • 440,000 head in December, 2015

 

Marketings

  • 1.79 million head during December, 2016
    • 7% above December, 2015

 

Other Disappearance

  • 55,000 head during December, 2016
    • 29% below December, 2015

 

 

 

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