U.S. cattle on feed down three percent

U.S. cattle on feed down three percent

 

Meatnews.com

 

Cattle and calves on feed for the U.S. slaughter market are down about three percent from last year.

 

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on February 1, 2007, according to statistics released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

 

The inventory was three percent below February 1, 2006 but three percent above February 1, 2005.

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