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Postponed USDA Cattle on Feed Report Delivered on Halloween

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 06:47:09 CDT

Postponed USDA Cattle on Feed Report Delivered on Halloween

The USDA made it- but just barely- in getting the postponed Cattle on Feed report for October released during the month of October. The Federal Government slowdown of earlier in the month caused the report not to be released on it's scheduled date- but USDA got the data from October first out on the final day of the month. Tom Leffler talked with RON's Jim Apel and his comments are the basis of today's Beef Buzz. They can be heard by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on October 1, 2013. The inventory was 8 percent below October 1, 2012. The inventory included 6.44 million steers and steer calves, down 7 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.66 million head, down 8 percent from 2012.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.03 million, 1 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.96 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 475,000, 600-699 pounds were 335,000, 700-799 pounds were 480,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 735,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.70 million, 6 percent above 2012.

Other disappearance totaled 62,000 during September, 3 percent below 2012.

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The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with comments from Tom Leffler on the latest Cattle on Feed Report
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