According to the USDA NASS cattle on feed (COF) numbers released on Feb. 24, cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head on Feb. 1, 2018. The inventory was 8 percent above 2017 numbers. Placements in feedlots during January totaled 2.07 million head, 4 percent above 2017.
Click to tap here to download the national Cattle on Feed report for Feb. 23, 2018 or visit the USDA NASS COF archive.
For the Southers Plains, c attle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.65 million head on Feb. 1, 2018, up 8 percent from a year ago. Producers placed 400 thousand head in commercial feedlots during January, up 11 percent from a year ago. Texas commercial feeders marketed 375 thousand head during January, up 17 percent from 2017.
Click or tap here to download the Southern Plains COF report. or visit www.nass.usda.gov.