Cattle and calves on feed for US slaughter market for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head total 11.1 million head on Feb. 1, down 6% from year-ago period, USDA says; placements in feedlots total 1.88 million in January, up 2% year-over-year

BOISE, Idaho , February 25, 2013 (press release) – Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Idaho from feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head on February 1, 2013 totaled 225,000 head, down 4 percent from the previous year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The cattle on feed inventory is down 2 percent from January 1, 2013. Placements of cattle in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during January totaled 37,000 head, down 10,000 head from January 2012 placements. Marketings of cattle from feedlots with 1,000 head or more during January totaled 40,000 head, down 1,000 head from a year ago, but the same as last month’s marketings. Other disappearance totaled 2,000 head during January.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on February 1, 2013. The inventory was 6 percent below February 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.88 million, 2 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.80 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 445,000, 600-699 pounds were 395,000, 700-799 pounds were 535,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 501,000. Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.92 million, 6 percent above 2012. Other disappearance totaled 79,000 during January, 2 percent below 2012.

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