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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Dan Cattle

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head was at 11.7 million head on November 1, 2018. That is three percent above November 1, 2017. Placements in feedlots during October were at 2.25 million head, six percent below 2017, while marketing’s of fed cattle during October totaled …

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September Feedlot Placements Lower than Expected

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on feed Report indicates the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 11.4 million head on October 1, 2018, five percent above October 1, 2017. And in a story from Gary Crawford, there were some unexpected twists and turns in this report. September Feedlot Placements Lower than Expected

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UF Scientist: Calves Conceived in Winter Perform Better

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

Brad Buck, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says. In the case of cows, cool conditions are key. A new UF/IFAS …

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Cattle Placements in Feedlots See Big Rise

Dan Cattle

USDA’s monthly cattle on feed report may have surprised a few analysts. The new report shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. was 11.0 million head on May 1, two percent above May 1, 2016. But the surprise was with the placements in feedlots, as in April that number was 1.85 …