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Cattle on Feed Reports – April 23, 2021 | KTIC Radio

Cattle on Feed Reports – April 23, 2021

Cattle on Feed Reports – April 23, 2021
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NEBRASKA CATTLE ON FEED UP 8%

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.58 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 8% from last year. Placements during March totaled 440,000 head, up 16% from 2020. Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 455,000 head, down 4% from last year. Other disappearance during March totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.

 

IOWA CATTLE ON FEED REPORT

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 630,000 head on April 1, 2021, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from March, and unchanged from April 1, 2020. Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 540,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month but down 10% from last year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in all Iowa feedlots totaled 1,170,000 head, unchanged from last month but down 5% from last year.

Placements of cattle and calves in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during March totaled 112,000 head, up 1% from February and up 62% from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head placed 68,000 head, up 113% from February and up 19% from last year. Placements for all feedlots in Iowa totaled 180,000 head, up 26% from February and up 43% from last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during March totaled 109,000 head, up 10% from February and up 4% from last year. Feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head marketed 65,000 head, up 20% from February but down 19% from last year. Marketings for all feedlots in Iowa were 174,000 head, up 14% from February but down 6% from last year. Other disappearance from all feedlots in Iowa totaled 6,000 head.

 

United States Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on April 1, 2021. The inventory was 5 percent above April 1, 2020. This is the second highest April 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. The inventory included 7.41 million steers and steer calves, up 5 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 62 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.49 million head, up 7 percent from 2020.

On Feed, by State (1,000 hd – % April 1, ’20)
Colorado …….: 1,060 110
Iowa ………….: 630 100
Kansas ……….: 2,480 108
Nebraska ……: 2,580 108
Texas …………: 2,870 104

Placements in feedlots during March totaled 2.00 million head, 28 percent above 2020. Net placements were 1.94 million head. During March, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 405,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 325,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 510,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 522,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 175,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 60,000 head.

Placements by State (1,000 hd – % March ’20)
Colorado …….: 180 133
Iowa ………….: 112 162
Kansas ……….: 490 142
Nebraska ……: 440 116
Texas …………: 465 133

Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 2.04 million head, 1 percent above 2020. Marketings were the second highest for March since the series began in 1996.

Marketings by State (1,000 hd – % March ’20)
Colorado …….: 215 98
Iowa ………….: 109 104
Kansas ……….: 470 111
Nebraska ……: 455 96
Texas …………: 455 99

 

 

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