Lack of Cattle Catches Up with Beef Industry
Where Food come from
The September USDA Cattle on Feed report shows a September 1 feedlot inventory at 9.88 million head, down 7 percent from last year and the smallest September feedlot inventory since 2003. The August placement total of 1.79 million head was 11 percent lower than one year ago and was the lowest August placement figure since the current report format began in the mid 1990s.
September Cattle On Feed Smallest In A Decade
USDA reported that there were 9.876 million head of cattle on feed in feedyards with 1,000+ head capacities on September 1, 2013 (Table 1). That’s down 7.2% from a year ago and is the smallest September on feed inventory since 2003.
Beef Cattle Production – Crucial Considerations For Beginners When Rearing Beef Cattle
Beef cattle production is considered to be one of the lucrative types of farming. If you are planning to start raising beef cattle as a business, there are some important things that you need to know to be able to succeed in this line of industry.