CATTLE ON FEED
The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 910,000 head as of November 1, 2016. The latest inventory was 7 percent above last month and 3 percent above the November 1, 2015 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 140,000 head of fed cattle during October 2016. This was 18 percent below last month’s marketings but no change from the marketings one year earlier. An estimated 205,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during October, 9 percent below the previous month’s placements but 5 percent above October 2015 placements. Of the number placed in October, 27 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 22 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 17 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 34 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for October, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and last year
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on November 1, 2016. The inventory was 1 percent below November 1, 2015. Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.17 million head, 5 percent below 2015. Net placements were 2.11 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 610,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 525,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 471,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 565,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.71 million head, 5 percent above 2015. Other disappearance totaled 57,000 head during October, 24 percent below 2015.
For a full copy of the November 2016 Cattle on Feed report please visit http://www.nass.usda.gov.