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Cattle Numbers Up in Latest Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 100,000 head on March 1, 2022, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. 

This was unchanged from February but down 13 percent from March 1, 2021. 

Placements of cattle and calves in Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during February totaled 15,000 head, up 25 percent from January and up 15 percent from last year. 

Marketings of fed cattle from Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during February totaled 14,000 head, up 27 percent from January and up 17 percent from last year. 

Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head. 

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.2 million head on March 1, 2022. 

The inventory was 1 percent above March 1, 2021. This is the highest March 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. 

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.85 million head, 9 percent above 2021. 

Net placements were 1.79 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 325,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 505,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 468,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 135,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 55,000 head. 

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.83 million head, 5 percent above 2021. 

Other disappearance totaled 59,000 head during February, 2 percent above 2021.



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