september

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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Beef Herd Contraction or Growth?

Dan Cattle

The latest USDA report on cattle feedlot activity had larger than expected placements into feedlots. Gary Crawford has a story looking to answer the question, is that a first sign of a herd liquidation phase about to begin? Beef Herd Contraction or Growth?

september

More Cattle Soon Coming Out Of Feedlots

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. was 11.6 million head on May 1, 2018, 5 percent above May 1, 2017. This is the second highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.70 million head, 8 …

september

Feedlot Report Implies Cattle Herd Expansion Slowing to a Crawl

Dan Cattle

Is the cattle herd still in expansion mode? Gary Crawford reports that Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report has some clues to that question. Feedlot Report Implies Cattle Herd Expansion Slowing to a Crawl-1 USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam has some of the key numbers from Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed Report. Feedlot Report Implies Cattle Herd Expansion Slowing to …

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United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed report shows cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above April 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during March totaled 2.10 million head, is 11 percent above 2016. Marketing’s of fed cattle during March totaled 1.91 million head, is …