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MN Cattle on Feed Numbers Unchanged in April

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Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota for feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 130,000 head on May 1, 2020, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. 

This is unchanged from last month but down 10,000 head from last year. 

Placements during April totaled 13,000 head, up 1,000 head from March and up 2,000 head from last year. 

Marketings for April were 12,000 head, down 4,000 head from last month and down 8,000 head 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 11.2 million head on May 1, 2020. 

The inventory was 5% below May 1, 2019. 

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.43 million head, 22% below 2019. 

Placements were the second lowest for April since the series began in 1996. 

Net placements were 1.36 million head. 

During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 295,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 180,000 head, 700- 799 pounds were 315,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 392,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 180,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 70,000 head. 

Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.46 million head, 24% below 2019. 

April marketings are the lowest since the series began in 1996. 

Other disappearance totaled 70,000 head during April, 17% above 2019.


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