Nebraska cattle on feed down two percent from a year ago
November 26, 2007
Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.4 million cattle on feed on Nov. 1, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down two percent from last year but five percent above Nov. 1, 2005.
Placements during October totaled 620,000 head, up 11 percent from 2006 but six percent below 2005.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of October totaled 350,000 head, up six percent from last year and 13 percent above October two years ago.
Other disappearance during October totaled 10,000 head, the same as 2006 and 2005.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on Nov. 1, 2007. The inventory was two percent below Nov. 1, 2006 but three percent above Nov. 1, 2005.
Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.72 million, 12 percent above 2006 but three percent below 2005.
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Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.88 million, six percent above 2006 and eight percent above 2005.
Other disappearance totaled 47,000 during October, 42 percent below 2006 and 19 percent below 2005.