Cattle on feed numbers up 9 percent
—Cattle 700 pounds and heavier account for 54 percent of total
Cattle on feed numbers were down again according to the Oct. 1 USDA
cattle on feed report. According to the National Agricultural Statistics
Service, total on feed numbers were estimated at 11 million head, 4
percent lower than a year earlier. However, the number remains 5 percent
higher than 2005.
Total inventory included 6.83 million steers and
steer calves, or 62 per...
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