By USDA NASS
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on Nov. 1, 2016. The inventory was 1% below Nov. 1, 2015.
Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.17 million head, 5% below 2015. Net placements were 2.11 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds (lb.) were 610,000 head, 600-699 lb. were 525,000 head, 700-799 lb. were 471,000 head, and 800 lb. and greater were 565,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.71 million head, 5% above 2015.
Other disappearance totaled 57,000 head during October, 24% below 2015.
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