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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% above March 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.86 million head, 2% 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.

Listen to Jerry Stowell, Country Futures, break down the report:

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Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, slightly above 2018.

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

“The March 1 Cattle on Feed report appears to be generally bearish based on stronger-than-expected cattle placement through February,” said DTN Analyst Rick Kment. “Total feeder cattle placements was 102% of 2018 levels with 1.857 million cattle placed in feed yards. This placement is 6% over early report expectations and just slightly above the top end of the market range. Total cattle on feed came in 1.3% above expectations with a total on feed level of 101% year-ago levels.

“The market impact of the report may not be fully seen due to the wide market shifts seen through the week and uncertainty over how cattle inventory will change through the rest of the spring due to recent winter storms and floods.”

To view the full Cattle on Feed report, visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/…

USDA Pre-report Estimates
Actual Avg Low High
On feed March 1 101.0% 99.7% 99.0% 100.6%
On feed February 1 100.0%
Placed on feed during February 102.0% 96.0% 92.2% 101.5%
Fed cattle marketed during February 100.0% 100.8% 99.7% 101.3%

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, slightly above 2018.

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

“The March 1 Cattle on Feed report appears to be generally bearish based on stronger-than-expected cattle placement through February,” said DTN Analyst Rick Kment. “Total feeder cattle placements was 102% of 2018 levels with 1.857 million cattle placed in feed yards. This placement is 6% over early report expectations and just slightly above the top end of the market range. Total cattle on feed came in 1.3% above expectations with a total on feed level of 101% year-ago levels.

“The market impact of the report may not be fully seen due to the wide market shifts seen through the week and uncertainty over how cattle inventory will change through the rest of the spring due to recent winter storms and floods.”

To view the full Cattle on Feed report, visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/…

USDA Pre-report Estimates
Actual Avg Low High
On feed March 1 101.0% 99.7% 99.0% 100.6%
On feed February 1 100.0%
Placed on feed during February 102.0% 96.0% 92.2% 101.5%
Fed cattle marketed during February 100.0% 100.8% 99.7% 101.3%

 Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on Feb. 1, 2019. The inventory was slightly above Feb. 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday.

The February report was delayed due to the partial federal government shutdown in January. The March 1 Cattle on Feed report will be released on its originally scheduled time at 2 p.m. CST on Friday, March 22.

Jerry Stowell with Country Futures has a break down of the report: https://post.futurimedia.com/krvnam/playlist/cattle-on-feed-report-with-jerry-stowell-6239.html

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.96 million head, 5% below 2018. Net placements were 1.90 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 370,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 445,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 554,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 420,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 100,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 70,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.91 million head, 3% above 2018.

Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during January, 12% below 2018.

To view the full Cattle on Feed report, visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/…

USDA Pre-report Estimates
Actual Avg Low High
On feed February 1 100.0% 100.2% 99.1% 100.6%
On feed January 1 102.0%
Placed on feed during January 95.0% 92.6% 87.0% 95.9%
Fed cattle marketed during January 103.0% 102.3% 96.9% 102.9%

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on Jan. 1, 2019. The inventory was 2% above Jan. 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday.

Listen to Jerry Stowell break down the report here: https://post.futurimedia.com/krvnam/playlist/cattle-on-feed-report-2-22-with-jerry-stowell-6156.html

The inventory included 7.28 million steers and steer calves, down 1% from the previous year. This group accounted for 62% of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.41 million head, up 6% from 2018.

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.77 million head, 2% below 2018. Net placements were 1.69 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 445,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 460,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 402,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 285,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 90,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.74 million head, 1% below 2017.

Other disappearance totaled 75,000 head during December, 1% above 2017.

To view the full Cattle on Feed report, visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/…

USDA Actual Average Guess Range
Cattle on Feed:
On Feed Jan. 1 102.0% 102.2% 101.3-102.6%
Placed in December 98.0% 101.4% 95.1-103.8%
Marketed in December 99.0% 99.7% 99.3-101.9%