Cattle on Feed Report


The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 970,000 head as of June 1, 2017. This latest inventory is 1 percent above last month and 9 percent above the June 1, 2016 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 140,000 head of fed cattle during May 2017, 12 percent above April 2017 marketings and 8 percent above May 2016 marketings. An estimated 160,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during May 2017, 3 percent above a month ago and 19 percent above the May 2016 placements. Of the number placed in May, 16 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 13 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 22 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 28 percent weighed 800 to 899 pounds and 22 percent weighed 900 pounds or greater. Other disappearance for May 2017 is estimated at 10,000 head, no change from last month, but 5,000 head below last year.


Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.12 million head, 12 percent above 2016. Net placements were 2.05 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 400,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 315,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 529,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 550,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 235,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.95 million head, 9 percent above 2016. Other disappearance totaled 70,000 head during May, 5 percent below 2016.

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