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MN Cattle on Feed Lower Year/Year

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota for feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 135,000 head on March 1, 2020, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. 

This is unchanged from last month but down 15,000 head from last year.

Placements during February totaled 13,000 head, down 4,000 head from last month and down 1,000 head from last year. 

Marketings for February were 12,000 head, down 4,000 head from last month and down 6,000 head from last year. 

Other disappearances 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 11.8 million head on March 1, 2020. 

The inventory was slightly above March 1, 2019.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.71 million head, 8 percent below 2019. 

Net placements were 1.65 million head. 

During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 340,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 315,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 470,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 411,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 115,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 60,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.78 million head, 5 percent above 2019.

Other disappearances totaled 58,000 head during February, 12 percent below 2019.


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