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National, regional cattle on feed reports


USDA - March 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cattle on feed reports are now back on the normal report release schedule following the government shutdown, as it took a few months to work through the backlog of delayed reports.

The report showed a total inventory of 11.8 million head for the United States on March 1. This increase of just under 1 percent is out of line with analyst expectations, as most industry analysts were predicting the first year-over-year decline in feedlot inventories since December 2016. 

As usual, Texas, Nebraska and Kansas lead the way in total fed cattle numbers, accounting for over 7.7 million head, or approximately 65 percent of the total on-feed inventory in the country.

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on March 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent above March 1, 2018.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.86 million head, 2 percent above 2018. Net placements were 1.79 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 340,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 345,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 530,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 442,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 135,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 65,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, slightly above 2018.

Other disappearance totaled 66,000 head during February, 16 percent above 2018.

SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLE ON FEED 
South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 260,000 cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 42,000 head, down 9 percent from 2018.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 34,000 head, down 3 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 3,000 head, up 2,000 head from last year.

NEBRASKA CATTLE ON FEED 
Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.60 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 455,000 head, up 3 percent from 2018.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 415,000 head, up 1 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 20,000 head, up 10,000 head from last year.

IOWA CATTLE ON FEED
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 710,000 head on March 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Cattle on Feed report. This was up 3 percent from February 1, 2019, but down 3 percent from March 1, 2018. Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 645,000 head on feed, up 1 percent from last month and last year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in all Iowa feedlots totaled 1,355,000 head, up 2 percent from last month but down 1 percent from last year.

Placements of cattle and calves in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during February totaled 133,000 head, up 20 percent from last month and up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head placed 48,000 head, down 20 percent from last month and down 9 percent from last year. Placements for all feedlots in Iowa totaled 181,000 head, up 6 percent from last month and last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during February totaled 109,000 head, unchanged from last month but up 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head marketed 39,000 head, down 15 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last year. Marketings for all feedlots in Iowa were 148,000 head, down 5 percent from last month but up 1 percent from last year. Other disappearance from all feedlots in Iowa totaled 8,000 head.

MINNESOTA CATTLE ON FEED 
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota for feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 150,000 head on March 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Cattle on Feed report. This is down 5,000 head from last month and down 15,000 head from last year.
Placements during February totaled 14,000 head, down 1,000 head from last month and down 2,000 head from last year. Marketings for February were 18,000 head, up 4,000 head from last month but down 2,000 head from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

KANSAS CATTLE ON FEED
Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.30 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year. Placements during February totaled 425,000 head, up 1 percent from 2018. Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 365,000 head, down 4 percent from last year. Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year.

TEXAS CATTLE ON FEED
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.68 million head on December 1, 2018, up 1 percent from a year ago. Producers placed 450 thousand head in commercial feedlots during November, down 6 percent from a year ago. Texas commercial feeders marketed 430 thousand head during November, down 3 percent from 2017.

On December 1, there were 2.35 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 88 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was up 2 percent from last year but down slightly from the November 1 total. November placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 393 thousand head, down 6 percent from the October total. Marketings were up 1 percent from last month at 378 thousand head.



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