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Cattle on Feed

April 1 2019 Cattle on Feed totaled 12.0 million head; 2 percent above April 1, 2018. This is the highest April 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. The inventory included 7.45 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 62 percent of the total inventory.  Placements in feedlots during March totaled 2.01 million head, 5 percent above 2018. Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 1.78 million head, 3 percent below 2018. Other disappearance totaled 69,000 head during March, 3 percent above 2018.  ...

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