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Cattle on Feed – 12/18/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released December 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

  • 10.8 million head on December 1, 2015
    • Slightly below December 1, 2014

 

Placements

  • 1.60 million head during November, 2015
    • 11% below November, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.53 million head
    • Lowest November placements since series began in 1996
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 470,000 head
      • 555,000 head in November, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 391,000 head
      • 435,000 head in November, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 310,000 head
      • 369,000 head in November, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater –430,000 head
      • 435,000 head in November, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.53 million head during November, 2015
    • 4% above November, 2014

 

Other Disappearance

  • 74,000 head during November, 2015
    • Unchanged from November, 2014

 

 

 

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Cattle on Feed – 11/20/15

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

  • 10.8 million head on November 1, 2015
    • 2% above November 1, 2014

 

Placements

  • 2.28 million head during October, 2015
    • 4% below October, 2014
    • Net placements of 2.21 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 645,000 head
      • 695,000 head in October, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 530,000 head
      • 570,000 head in October, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 431,000 head
      • 463,000 head in October, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 675,000 head
      • 640,000 head in October, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.63 million head during October, 2015
    • 3% below October, 2014
    • Lowest October marketings since series began in 1996

 

Other Disappearance

  • 75,000 head during October, 2015
    • 23% below October, 2014

 

 

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Cattle on Feed – 10/23/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released October 23, 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

  • 10.2 million head on October 1, 2015
    • 2% above October 1, 2014
    • 6.93 million steers
      • 7% above October 1, 2014
      • 68% of total inventory
    • 3.29 million heifers
      • 7% below October 1, 2014
      • Lowest percent of total inventory since series began in 1996

 

Placements

  • 1.93 million head during September, 2015
    • 4% below September, 2014
    • Lowest September placements since series began in 1996
    • Net placements of 1.87 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 395,000 head
      • 460,000 head in September, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 290,000 head
      • 350,000 head in September, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 416,000 head
      • 434,000 head in September, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 830,000 head
      • 770,000 head in September, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.64 million head during September, 2015
    • 2% below September, 2014

 

Other Disappearance

  • 57,000 head during September, 2015
    • 12% below September, 2014

 

 

 

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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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Cattle on Feed – 8/21/15

 

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released August 21, 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

  • 10.0 million head on August 1, 2015
    • 3% above August 1, 2014

 

Placements

  • 1.55 million head during July, 2015
    • 1% below July, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.49 million head
    • Lowest July placements since series began in 1996
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 365,000 head
      • 425,000 head in July, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 235,000 head
      • 260,000 head in July, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 327,000 head
      • 354,000 head in July, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 620,000 head
      • 520,000 head in July, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.73 million head during July, 2015
    • 3% below July, 2014
    • Lowest July marketings since series began in 1996

 

Other Disappearance

  • 56,000 head during July, 2015
    • 11% below July, 2014

 

 

 

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USDA Cattle Inventory – 7/24/15

USDA Cattle Inventory – July 1, 2015

Compared to July 1, 2014

 

All cattle and calves

  • 98.4 million head
    • 2% above last year (96.3 million)
    • “The last time all cattle and calves inventory for July 1 increased was 2006.”

 

All cows and heifers that have calved

  • 39.8 million head total
    • 2% above last year
  • Beef cows at 30.5 million head
    • 3% above last year
  • Milk cows at 9.30 million head
    • 1% above last year

 

All heifers 500 pounds and over

  • 15.9 million head
    • 2% above last year

 

Beef replacement heifers

  • 4.90 million head
    • 7% above last year

 

Milk replacement heifers

  • 4.20 million head
    • 2% above last year

 

Other heifers

  • 6.80 million head
    • 1% below last year

 

Steers weighing 500 pounds and over

  • 14.1 million head
    • 3% above last year

 

Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over

  • 1.90 million
    • Unchanged from last year

 

Calves under 500 pounds

  • 26.7 million head
    • 2% above last year

 

2015 calf crop

  • 34.3 million head expected
    • 1% above last year.
    • 24.8 million head born during the first half of the year
      • 1% above last year
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Cattle on Feed – 7/24/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released July 24, 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

  • 10.2 million head on July 1, 2015
    • 2% above July 1, 2014
    • 6.91 steers on July 1, 2015
      • 7% above July 1, 2014
      • 67% of total
    • 3.33 heifers on July 1, 2015
      • 7% below July 1, 2014
      • 33% of total
        • Lowest July percent of total since series began in 1996

 

Placements

  • 1.48 million head during June, 2015
    • 1% above June, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.41 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 350,000 head
      • 405,000 head in June, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 250,000 head
      • 245,000 head in June, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 336,000 head
      • 328,000 head in June, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 545,000 head
      • 490,000 head in June, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.75 million head during June, 2015
    • 5% below June, 2014
    • Lowest June marketings since series began in 1996

 

Other Disappearance

  • 69,000 head during June, 2015
    • 8% below June, 2014

 

 

 

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Cattle on Feed – 6/19/15

 

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released June 19, 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

  • 10.6 million head on June 1, 2015
    • 1% above June 1, 2014

 

Placements

  • 1.71 million head during May, 2015
    • 10% below May, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.63 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 355,000 head
      • 435,000 head in May, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 260,000 head
      • 290,000 head in May, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 389,000 head
      • 474,000 head in May, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 710,000 head
      • 710,000 head in May, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.71 million head during May, 2015
    • 8% below May, 2014
    • Lowest May marketings since series began in 1996

 

Other Disappearance

  • 82,000 head during May, 2015
    • 19% below May, 2014

 

 

 

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Cattle on Feed – 5/22/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released May 22, 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

  • 10.6 million head on May 1, 2015
    • 1% above May 1, 2014

Placements

  • 1.55 million head during April, 2015
    • 5% below April, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.48 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 320,000 head
      • 380,000 head in April, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 240,000 head
      • 250,000 head in April, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 348,000 head
      • 393,000 head in April, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater – 640,000 head
      • 600,000 head in April, 2014

Marketings

  • 1.64 million head during April, 2015
    • 8% below April, 2014
    • Lowest April marketings since series began in 1996

Other Disappearance

  • 66,000 head during April, 2015
    • 20% below April, 2014

 

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Cattle on Feed – 4/24/15

Graphs for the USDA Cattle on Feed report released April 24, 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

  • 10.8 million head on April 1, 2015
    • ‘Slightly above’ April 1, 2014
    • Steers
      • 7.46 million head
      • 5% above April 1, 2014
    • Heifers
      • 3.34 million head
      • 10% below April 1, 2014

 

Placements

  • 1.81 million head during March, 2015
    • ‘Slightly above’ March, 2014
    • Net placements of 1.74 million head
  • By weight group
    • Less than 600 lbs – 365,000 head
      • 425,000 head in March, 2014
    • 600-699 lbs – 275,000 head
      • 290,000 head in March, 2014
    • 700-799 lbs – 449,000 head
      • 466,000 head in March, 2014
    • 800 lbs and greater –720,000 head
      • 620,000 head in March, 2014

 

Marketings

  • 1.63 million head during March, 2015
    • 2% below March, 2014
    • Lowest March marketings since series began in 1996

 

Other Disappearance

  • 69,000 head during March, 2015
    • 6% above March, 2014

 

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