Lower Cattle Placements in Feedlots

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Livestock

cattleIn its monthly cattle-on-feed report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service reports the number of head on feed for the U.S. slaughter market on May 1 was 10.6 million head, 1 percent above last year. But placements in feedlots during April, at 1.55 million, is 5 percent below April of 2014.

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