Cattle on Feed
Cattle on Feed

ISSN: 1948-9080

Released March 8, 2019, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly
	
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for 
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on 
February 1, 2019. The inventory was slightly above February 1, 2018. 

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.96 million head, 5 percent 
below 2018. Net placements were 1.90 million head. During January, placements 
of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 370,000 head, 
600-699 pounds were 445,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 554,000 head, 
800-899 pounds were 420,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 100,000 head, 
and 1,000 pounds and greater were 70,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.91 million head, 3 percent 
above 2018.  

Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during January, 12 percent below 
2018.

2018 Cattle on Feed and Annual Size Group Estimates

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for 
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head represented 81.3 percent of all 
cattle and calves on feed in the United States on January 1, 2019. This is 
comparable to the 81.2 percent on January 1, 2018.

Marketings of fed cattle for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head 
during 2018 represented 87.1 percent of total cattle marketed from all 
feedlots in the United States. This is comparable to the 87.1 percent during 
2017.

Contents
   
Cattle on Feed Inventory, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - 
United States: February 1, 2018 and 2019...................................................................  3
Cattle on Feed Inventory, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - 
United States: January 1, 2018 and 2019....................................................................  3
Cattle on Feed by Class on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: January 1, 2018 and 2019..............  3
Cattle on Feed Inventory on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 and 2019....  4
Cattle on Feed Inventory on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States.......................................  4
Cattle Placed on Feed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 and 2019.......  5
Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots and Month - States and United States: 
2018 and 2019..............................................................................................  5
Cattle Marketed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 and 2019.............  6
Cattle Other Disappearance on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 and 2019..  6
Cattle on Feed Inventory on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018.............  7
Cattle Placed on Feed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018................  8
Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots and Month - States and 
United States: 2018........................................................................................  9
Cattle Marketed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018...................... 13
Cattle Other Disappearance on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018........... 14
Cattle on Feed by Class on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots and Quarter - States and United States: 2018........... 15
Feedlots, Inventory, and Marketings by Size of Feedlot - United States: 2017 and 2018...................... 15
Total Feedlot Capacity of 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: January 1, 2018 - 2019................. 15
All Cattle on Feed Inventory - States and United States: January 1, 2018 and 2019.......................... 16
Terms and Definitions of Cattle on Feed Estimates.......................................................... 17
Statistical Methodology.................................................................................... 17
Reliability of Monthly Cattle on Feed Estimates............................................................ 18
Information Contacts....................................................................................... 18
 
Cattle on Feed Inventory, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance on
1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: February 1, 2018 and 2019
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                                        :          Number           :  Percent of  
                  Item                  :---------------------------:              
                                        :    2018     :    2019     :previous year 
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                                        :   ---- 1,000 head ----        percent    
                                        :                                          
On feed January 1 ......................:   11,489        11,690          102      
Placed on feed during January ..........:    2,068         1,959           95      
Fed cattle marketed during January .....:    1,858         1,910          103      
Other disappearance during January .....:       69            61           88      
On feed February 1 .....................:   11,630        11,678          100      
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Cattle on Feed Inventory, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance on
1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: January 1, 2018 and 2019
[December preceding year]
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                                        :          Number           :  Percent of  
                  Item                  :---------------------------:              
                                        :    2018     :    2019     :previous year 
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                                        :   ---- 1,000 head ----        percent    
                                        :                                          
On feed December 1 .....................:   11,516        11,739          102      
Placed on feed during December .........:    1,799         1,767           98      
Fed cattle marketed during December ....:    1,752         1,741           99      
Other disappearance during December ....:       74            75          101      
On feed January 1 ......................:   11,489        11,690          102      
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Cattle on Feed by Class on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: January 1, 2018 and 2019
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                                     :          Number           :         Percent of          
                 Item                :---------------------------------------------------------
                                     :    2018     :    2019     :previous year :  inventory   
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                                     :    ---- 1,000 head ---        percent        percent    
                                     :                                                         
Class on feed January 1              :                                                         
  Steers and steer calves ...........:    7,335         7,280           99             62      
  Heifers and heifer calves .........:    4,154         4,410          106             38      
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Cattle on Feed Inventory on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States:
2018 and 2019
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                  :                 :                 :              February 1, 2019              
                  :                 :                 :--------------------------------------------
       State      :February 1, 2018 : January 1, 2019 :              :  Percent of  :  Percent of  
                  :                 :                 :    Number    :previous year :previous month
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                  :     --------------- 1,000 head --------------          ----- percent ----      
                  :                                                                                
Arizona ..........:        280               295              303          108            103      
California .......:        485               535              525          108             98      
Colorado .........:        960             1,010            1,030          107            102      
Idaho ............:        260               280              275          106             98      
Iowa .............:        720               690              690           96            100      
Kansas ...........:      2,320             2,330            2,250           97             97      
Minnesota ........:        170               155              155           91            100      
Nebraska .........:      2,670             2,560            2,580           97            101      
Oklahoma .........:        320               315              315           98            100      
South Dakota .....:        260               245              255           98            104      
Texas ............:      2,650             2,730            2,750          104            101      
Washington .......:        205               225              230          112            102      
                  :                                                                                
Other States .....:        330               320              320           97            100      
                  :                                                                                
United States ....:     11,630            11,690           11,678          100            100      
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Cattle Placed on Feed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States:
2018 and 2019
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                  :              :              :            During January 2019             
                  :    During    :    During    :--------------------------------------------
       State      : January 2018 :December 2018 :              :  Percent of  :  Percent of  
                  :              :              :    Number    :previous year :previous month
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                  :    ------------ 1,000 head -----------           ----- percent ----      
                  :                                                                          
Arizona ..........:       38             31             35            92            113      
California .......:       58             73             63           109             86      
Colorado .........:      180            145            195           108            134      
Idaho ............:       41             33             33            80            100      
Iowa .............:      130             85            111            85            131      
Kansas ...........:      480            395            385            80             97      
Minnesota ........:       25             12             15            60            125      
Nebraska .........:      540            410            515            95            126      
Oklahoma .........:       47             36             48           102            133      
South Dakota .....:       45             50             48           107             96      
Texas ............:      400            410            420           105            102      
Washington .......:       32             27             40           125            148      
                  :                                                                          
Other States .....:       52             60             51            98             85      
                  :                                                                          
United States ....:    2,068          1,767          1,959            95            111      
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Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots and Month - States and United States: 2018 and 2019
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               :                                                  During January 2018                                                  
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  :  900+ lbs1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      25             45             50             40             20            (D)            (D)             180     
Kansas ........:      45            100            180            105             50            (D)            (D)             480     
Nebraska ......:      35            110            180            140             75            (D)            (D)             540     
Texas .........:     135             95            105             55             10            (D)            (D)             400     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     135            100            110             78             45            (D)            (D)             468     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     375            450            625            418            (X)            115             85           2,068     

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               :                                                 During December 2018                                                  
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      35             40             30             25             15            (D)            (D)             145     
Kansas ........:      55             95            130             75             40            (D)            (D)             395     
Nebraska ......:      50            110             90             80             80            (D)            (D)             410     
Texas .........:     155            105             85             50             15            (D)            (D)             410     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     150            110             67             55             25            (D)            (D)             407     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     445            460            402            285            (X)             90             85           1,767     

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               :                                                  During January 2019                                                  
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      35             50             50             40             20            (D)            (D)             195     
Kansas ........:      35             85            140             90             35            (D)            (D)             385     
Nebraska ......:      35            110            160            145             65            (D)            (D)             515     
Texas .........:     135            100            105             65             15            (D)            (D)             420     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     130            100             99             80             35            (D)            (D)             444     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     370            445            554            420            (X)            100             70           1,959     
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(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                                                                       
(X) Not applicable.                                                                                                                    
1/  The 900 pounds and greater weight group is the sum of 900-999 pounds and 1,000 pounds and greater weight groups.                   

Cattle Marketed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States:
2018 and 2019
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                  :              :              :            During January 2019             
                  :    During    :    During    :--------------------------------------------
       State      : January 2018 :December 2018 :              :  Percent of  :  Percent of  
                  :              :              :    Number    :previous year :previous month
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                  :    ------------ 1,000 head -----------           ----- percent ----      
                  :                                                                          
Arizona ..........:       26             24             26           100            108      
California .......:       60             70             70           117            100      
Colorado .........:      185            140            170            92            121      
Idaho ............:       34             36             36           106            100      
Iowa .............:      107             92            109           102            118      
Kansas ...........:      435            410            455           105            111      
Minnesota ........:       14             16             14           100             88      
Nebraska .........:      465            430            480           103            112      
Oklahoma .........:       41             45             47           115            104      
South Dakota .....:       34             40             36           106             90      
Texas ............:      375            345            385           103            112      
Washington .......:       34             36             34           100             94      
                  :                                                                          
Other States .....:       48             57             48           100             84      
                  :                                                                          
United States ....:    1,858          1,741          1,910           103            110      
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Cattle Other Disappearance on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States:
2018 and 2019
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                  :              :              :            During January 2019             
                  :    During    :    During    :--------------------------------------------
       State      : January 2018 :December 2018 :              :  Percent of  :  Percent of  
                  :              :              :    Number    :previous year :previous month
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                  :      ---------- 1,000 head ----------            ----- percent ----      
                  :                                                                          
Arizona ..........:       1              1              1            100            100      
California .......:       3              3              3            100            100      
Colorado .........:       5              5              5            100            100      
Idaho ............:       2              2              2            100            100      
Iowa .............:       3              3              2             67             67      
Kansas ...........:      15             15             10             67             67      
Minnesota ........:       1              1              1            100            100      
Nebraska .........:      15             20             15            100             75      
Oklahoma .........:       1              1              1            100            100      
South Dakota .....:       1              5              2            200             40      
Texas ............:      15             15             15            100            100      
Washington .......:       3              1              1             33            100      
                  :                                                                          
Other States .....:       4              3              3             75            100      
                  :                                                                          
United States ....:      69             75             61             88             81      
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Cattle on Feed Inventory on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and
United States: 2018
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              :           :           :           :           :           :           
     State    : January 1 :February 1 :  March 1  :  April 1  :   May 1   :  June 1   
              :           :           :           :           :           :           
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:     269         280         285         294         298         298   
California ...:     490         485         490         500         500         525   
Colorado .....:     970         960         950         950         940         950   
Idaho ........:     255         260         255         250         255         245   
Iowa .........:     700         720         730         740         730         720   
Kansas .......:   2,290       2,320       2,350       2,340       2,290       2,320   
Minnesota ....:     160         170         165         160         155         145   
Nebraska .....:   2,610       2,670       2,690       2,690       2,660       2,530   
Oklahoma .....:     315         320         315         310         310         315   
South Dakota .:     250         260         270         260         255         235   
Texas ........:   2,640       2,650       2,680       2,700       2,630       2,730   
Washington ...:     210         205         210         210         210         220   
              :                                                                       
Other States .:     330         330         325         325         325         320   
              :                                                                       
United States :  11,489      11,630      11,715      11,729      11,558      11,553   

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              :           :           :           :           :           :           
              :  July 1   : August 1  :September 1: October 1 :November 1 :December 1 
     State    :           :           :           :           :           :           
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:     297         298         295         295         287         289   
California ...:     530         525         525         520         520         535   
Colorado .....:     930         890         900         980       1,020       1,010   
Idaho ........:     240         245         255         260         270         285   
Iowa .........:     710         700         680         690         700         700   
Kansas .......:   2,240       2,230       2,310       2,370       2,360       2,360   
Minnesota ....:     135         130         125         130         150         160   
Nebraska .....:   2,400       2,330       2,330       2,430       2,590       2,600   
Oklahoma .....:     315         315         320         325         325         325   
South Dakota .:     215         200         200         215         240         240   
Texas ........:   2,740       2,720       2,680       2,660       2,680       2,680   
Washington ...:     230         220         210         220         230         235   
              :                                                                       
Other States .:     305         290         295         305         320         320   
              :                                                                       
United States :  11,287      11,093      11,125      11,400      11,692      11,739   
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Cattle Placed on Feed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and
United States: 2018
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              :                                During                                 
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :December 1/:  January  : February  :   March   :   April   :    May    
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:      29          38          30          34          26          22   
California ...:      83          58          59          68          59          88   
Colorado .....:     120         180         165         165         145         170   
Idaho ........:      35          41          34          29          28          36   
Iowa .........:     100         130         118         107          80          80   
Kansas .......:     400         480         420         405         380         480   
Minnesota ....:      21          25          16          17          12          16   
Nebraska .....:     460         540         440         480         420         465   
Oklahoma .....:      54          47          46          53          60          70   
South Dakota .:      32          45          46          27          25          29   
Texas ........:     385         400         365         455         385         570   
Washington ...:      27          32          36          29          27          42   
              :                                                                       
Other States .:      53          52          42          52          48          56   
              :                                                                       
United States :   1,799       2,068       1,817       1,921       1,695       2,124   

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              :                                During                                 
              :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
     State    :   June    :   July    :  August   : September :  October  : November  
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:      22          23          20          24          23          30   
California ...:      64          52          54          48          61          72   
Colorado .....:     145         140         205         235         195         140   
Idaho ........:      40          44          57          49          57          59   
Iowa .........:      77          66          82          89         107         106   
Kansas .......:     405         465         520         445         405         400   
Minnesota ....:      14          17          23          24          39          25   
Nebraska .....:     415         400         480         520         650         520   
Oklahoma .....:      58          45          65          55          54          52   
South Dakota .:      39          26          49          59          74          47   
Texas ........:     430         385         415         395         465         450   
Washington ...:      46          31          35          44          51          40   
              :                                                                       
Other States .:      43          48          65          64          67          55   
              :                                                                       
United States :   1,798       1,742       2,070       2,051       2,248       1,996   
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1/ December prior year.                                                               

Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots and Month - States and United States: 2018
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               :                                              During December prior year                                               
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  :  900+ lbs1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      30             30             25             20             15            (D)            (D)             120     
Kansas ........:      55             95            135             75             40            (D)            (D)             400     
Nebraska ......:      55            105            120             95             85            (D)            (D)             460     
Texas .........:     165             85             85             35             15            (D)            (D)             385     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     165             95             80             54             40            (D)            (D)             434     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     470            410            445            279            (X)            100             95           1,799     

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               :                                                    During January                                                     
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      25             45             50             40             20            (D)            (D)             180     
Kansas ........:      45            100            180            105             50            (D)            (D)             480     
Nebraska ......:      35            110            180            140             75            (D)            (D)             540     
Texas .........:     135             95            105             55             10            (D)            (D)             400     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     135            100            110             78             45            (D)            (D)             468     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     375            450            625            418            (X)            115             85           2,068     

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               :                                                    During February                                                    
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      20             35             40             45             25            (D)            (D)             165     
Kansas ........:      45             70            155            105             45            (D)            (D)             420     
Nebraska ......:      30             75            140            125             70            (D)            (D)             440     
Texas .........:     125             80             90             55             15            (D)            (D)             365     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     105             75            112             90             45            (D)            (D)             427     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     325            335            537            420            (X)            150             50           1,817     
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See footnote(s) at end of table.                                                                                            --continued

Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 (continued)
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               :                                                     During March                                                      
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  :  900+ lbs1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      25             25             40             50             25            (D)            (D)             165     
Kansas ........:      40             55            125            125             60            (D)            (D)             405     
Nebraska ......:      35             75            115            150            105            (D)            (D)             480     
Texas .........:     115             85            135             95             25            (D)            (D)             455     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     100             45            115            111             45            (D)            (D)             416     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     315            285            530            531            (X)            185             75           1,921     

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               :                                                     During April                                                      
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      25             20             35             40             25            (D)            (D)             145     
Kansas ........:      40             55            105            110             70            (D)            (D)             380     
Nebraska ......:      40             45             95            125            115            (D)            (D)             420     
Texas .........:     115             70            100             75             25            (D)            (D)             385     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     100             40             80             95             50            (D)            (D)             365     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     320            230            415            445            (X)            205             80           1,695     

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               :                                                      During May                                                       
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      25             25             35             45             40            (D)            (D)             170     
Kansas ........:      60             85            135            125             75            (D)            (D)             480     
Nebraska ......:      45             55             95            140            130            (D)            (D)             465     
Texas .........:     185            120            130            105             30            (D)            (D)             570     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     130             55             85            109             60            (D)            (D)             439     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     445            340            480            524            (X)            235            100           2,124     
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See footnote(s) at end of table.                                                                                            --continued

Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 (continued)
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               :                                                      During June                                                      
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  :  900+ lbs1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      25             30             35             30             25            (D)            (D)             145     
Kansas ........:      65             90            110             90             50            (D)            (D)             405     
Nebraska ......:      40             60             80            110            125            (D)            (D)             415     
Texas .........:     160            110             85             55             20            (D)            (D)             430     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     110             55             75             93             70            (D)            (D)             403     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     400            345            385            378            (X)            190            100           1,798     

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               :                                                      During July                                                      
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      30             20             30             30             30            (D)            (D)             140     
Kansas ........:      60             95            155            105             50            (D)            (D)             465     
Nebraska ......:      45             45             90            120            100            (D)            (D)             400     
Texas .........:     165             95             70             40             15            (D)            (D)             385     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     110             35             70             72             65            (D)            (D)             352     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     410            290            415            367            (X)            175             85           1,742     

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               :                                                     During August                                                     
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      35             25             40             50             55            (D)            (D)             205     
Kansas ........:      70            115            150            120             65            (D)            (D)             520     
Nebraska ......:      50             45             90            145            150            (D)            (D)             480     
Texas .........:     165            100             90             50             10            (D)            (D)             415     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     110             50             90            110             90            (D)            (D)             450     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     430            335            460            475            (X)            240            130           2,070     
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See footnote(s) at end of table.                                                                                            --continued

Cattle Placed on Feed by Weight Group on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018 (continued)
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               :                                                   During September                                                    
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  :  900+ lbs1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      30             25             45             70             65            (D)            (D)             235     
Kansas ........:      65             90            130            100             60            (D)            (D)             445     
Nebraska ......:      55             55             85            140            185            (D)            (D)             520     
Texas .........:     145            105             90             45             10            (D)            (D)             395     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     130             55             80            111             80            (D)            (D)             456     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     425            330            430            466            (X)            280            120           2,051     

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               :                                                    During October                                                     
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      55             40             30             40             30            (D)            (D)             195     
Kansas ........:      70             95            120             80             40            (D)            (D)             405     
Nebraska ......:     170            140            100            110            130            (D)            (D)             650     
Texas .........:     160            120            120             50             15            (D)            (D)             465     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     185            130             80             83             55            (D)            (D)             533     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     640            525            450            363            (X)            180             90           2,248     

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               :                                                    During November                                                    
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :Under 600 lbs : 600-699 lbs  : 700-799 lbs  : 800-899 lbs  : 900+ lbs 1/  : 900-999 lbs  :  1,000+ lbs  :    Total     
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               :  1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head     1,000 head  
               :                                                                                                                       
Colorado ......:      45             40             25             20             10            (D)            (D)             140     
Kansas ........:      55            100            120             80             45            (D)            (D)             400     
Nebraska ......:     100            125             95             90            110            (D)            (D)             520     
Texas .........:     170            110            105             55             10            (D)            (D)             450     
               :                                                                                                                       
Other States ..:     180            120             71             70             45            (D)            (D)             486     
               :                                                                                                                       
United States .:     550            495            416            315            (X)            115            105           1,996     
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(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                                                                       
(X) Not applicable.                                                                                                                    
1/  The 900+ weight group is the sum of 900-999 pound and 1,000+ pound weight group.                                                   

Cattle Marketed on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and United States: 2018
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              :                                During                                 
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :December 1/:  January  : February  :   March   :   April   :    May    
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:      20          26          24          24          21          21   
California ...:      60          60          51          55          56          60   
Colorado .....:     135         185         170         160         150         150   
Idaho ........:      38          34          36          32          21          45   
Iowa .........:      98         107         106          93          87          87   
Kansas .......:     405         435         380         400         420         440   
Minnesota ....:      15          14          20          21          16          25   
Nebraska .....:     425         465         410         465         430         570   
Oklahoma .....:      52          41          50          57          59          64   
South Dakota .:      39          34          35          36          27          45   
Texas ........:     385         375         320         420         445         460   
Washington ...:      30          34          30          28          26          31   
              :                                                                       
Other States .:      50          48          43          49          45          58   
              :                                                                       
United States :   1,752       1,858       1,675       1,840       1,803       2,056   

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              :                                During                                 
              :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
     State    :   June    :   July    :  August   : September :  October  : November  
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:      22          21          22          23          30          27   
California ...:      54          53          50          49          56          54   
Colorado .....:     160         170         190         150         150         145   
Idaho ........:      44          38          46          39          45          41   
Iowa .........:      85          74         100          75          93         104   
Kansas .......:     475         465         430         375         395         385   
Minnesota ....:      23          21          27          18          18          14   
Nebraska .....:     530         460         470         410         480         490   
Oklahoma .....:      57          43          59          48          52          50   
South Dakota .:      56          37          48          42          48          44   
Texas ........:     410         390         440         405         430         430   
Washington ...:      35          40          44          33          40          34   
              :                                                                       
Other States .:      55          61          57          52          50          51   
              :                                                                       
United States :   2,006       1,873       1,983       1,719       1,887       1,869   
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1/ December prior year.                                                               

Cattle Other Disappearance on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots by Month - States and
United States: 2018
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              :                                During                                 
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :December 1/:  January  : February  :   March   :   April   :    May    
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:     1           1           1           1           1           1     
California ...:     3           3           3           3           3           3     
Colorado .....:     5           5           5           5           5          10     
Idaho ........:     2           2           3           2           2           1     
Iowa .........:     2           3           2           4           3           3     
Kansas .......:    15          15          10          15          10          10     
Minnesota ....:     1           1           1           1           1           1     
Nebraska .....:    15          15          10          15          20          25     
Oklahoma .....:     2           1           1           1           1           1     
South Dakota .:     3           1           1           1           3           4     
Texas ........:    20          15          15          15          10          10     
Washington ...:     2           3           1           1           1           1     
              :                                                                       
Other States .:     3           4           4           3           3           3     
              :                                                                       
United States :    74          69          57          67          63          73     

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              :                                During                                 
              :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
     State    :   June    :   July    :  August   : September :  October  : November  
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              :                              1,000 head                               
              :                                                                       
Arizona ......:     1           1           1           1           1           1     
California ...:     5           4           4           4           5           3     
Colorado .....:     5          10           5           5           5           5     
Idaho ........:     1           1           1           5           2           3     
Iowa .........:     2           2           2           4           4           2     
Kansas .......:    10          10          10          10          20          15     
Minnesota ....:     1           1           1           1           1           1     
Nebraska .....:    15          10          10          10          10          20     
Oklahoma .....:     1           2           1           2           2           2     
South Dakota .:     3           4           1           2           1           3     
Texas ........:    10          15          15          10          15          20     
Washington ...:     1           1           1           1           1           1     
              :                                                                       
Other States .:     3           2           3           2           2           4     
              :                                                                       
United States :    58          63          55          57          69          80     
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1/ December prior year.                                                               

Cattle on Feed by Class on 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots and Quarter - States and
United States: 2018
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              :         Steers & steer calves         :        Heifers & heifer calves        
              :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     State    :January 1: April 1 : July 1  :October 1:January 1: April 1 : July 1  :October 1
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              :                                  1,000 head                                   
              :                                                                               
Arizona ......:    258       284       290       288        11        10         7         7  
California ...:    440       450       470       465        50        50        60        55  
Colorado .....:    565       535       520       550       405       415       410       430  
Idaho ........:    175       170       170       175        80        80        70        85  
Iowa .........:    530       540       520       500       170       200       190       190  
Kansas .......:  1,190     1,240     1,150     1,220     1,100     1,100     1,090     1,150  
Minnesota ....:    127       131       108       105        33        29        27        25  
Nebraska .....:  1,640     1,760     1,580     1,510       970       930       820       920  
Oklahoma .....:    185       165       180       185       130       145       135       140  
South Dakota .:    145       150       130       115       105       110        85       100  
Texas ........:  1,730     1,760     1,680     1,650       910       940     1,060     1,010  
Washington ...:    140       140       145       140        70        70        85        80  
              :                                                                               
Other States .:    210       210       190       190       120       115       115       115  
              :                                                                               
United States :  7,335     7,535     7,133     7,093     4,154     4,194     4,154     4,307  
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Feedlots, Inventory, and Marketings by Size of Feedlot - United States:
2017 and 2018
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                     :             2017             :             2018             
                     :-------------------------------------------------------------
                     :        :            : Cattle :        :            : Cattle 
   Feedlot capacity  :Feedlots:Inventory 1/:marketed:Feedlots:Inventory 1/:marketed
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     : number    ---- 1,000 head ---  number    ---- 1,000 head ---
                     :                                                             
Less than 1,000 head : 26,000     2,657.0    3,230.0  26,000     2,680.9    3,315.0
                     :                                                             
1,000 head or more ..:  2,179    11,489.0   21,899.0   2,160    11,690.0   22,310.0
   1,000 - 1,999 ....:    780       419.0      689.0     770       400.0      660.0
   2,000 - 3,999 ....:    600       740.0    1,410.0     580       710.0    1,320.0
   4,000 - 7,999 ....:    350     1,010.0    1,840.0     360       990.0    1,950.0
   8,000 - 15,999 ...:    190     1,190.0    2,340.0     190     1,170.0    2,390.0
   16,000 - 23,999 ..:     77       920.0    1,780.0      77       900.0    1,730.0
   24,000 - 31,999 ..:     54       990.0    1,980.0      54     1,000.0    1,970.0
   32,000 - 49,999 ..:     55     1,880.0    3,440.0      55     1,860.0    3,450.0
   50,000 and Over ..:     73     4,340.0    8,420.0      74     4,660.0    8,840.0
                     :                                                             
All feedlots ........: 28,179    14,146.0   25,129.0  28,160    14,370.9   25,625.0
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1/ Inventory estimates as of January 1 of the following year.                      

Total Feedlot Capacity of 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: January 1, 2018 - 2019
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                      :                                Feedlot capacity in number of head                                 
         Item         :---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      :                      2018                       :                      2019                       
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                      :                                            1,000 head                                             
                      :                                                                                                   
                      :                                                                                                   
United States ........:                     17,200                                            17,100                      
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All Cattle on Feed Inventory - States and United States: January 1, 2018 and 2019
[Cattle and calves on feed are steers and heifers being fed a ration of grain, silage, hay, and/or
protein supplement for slaughter market that are expected to produce a carcass that will grade
select or better. It excludes cattle being "backgrounded only" for later sale as feeders or late
placement in another feedlot. Cattle and calves on feed are included in the cattle inventory
estimates by class]
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                  State                 :       2018        :       2019        :    Percent of     
                                        :                   :                   :   previous year   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        :    1,000 head          1,000 head            percent      
                                        :                                                           
                                        :                                                           
Arizona ................................:        274.0               300.0               109        
California .............................:        490.0               535.0               109        
Colorado ...............................:      1,000.0             1,050.0               105        
Idaho ..................................:        265.0               295.0               111        
Illinois ...............................:        220.0               250.0               114        
Indiana ................................:         90.0               100.0               111        
Iowa ...................................:      1,300.0             1,320.0               102        
Kansas .................................:      2,450.0             2,430.0                99        
Kentucky ...............................:         17.0                16.0                94        
Maryland ...............................:          9.0                 9.0               100        
                                        :                                                           
Michigan ...............................:        140.0               150.0               107        
Minnesota ..............................:        430.0               410.0                95        
Missouri ...............................:         80.0               100.0               125        
Montana ................................:         45.0                40.0                89        
Nebraska ...............................:      2,800.0             2,750.0                98        
Nevada .................................:          3.0                 4.0               133        
New York ...............................:         22.0                22.0               100        
North Dakota ...........................:         58.0                59.0               102        
Ohio ...................................:        140.0               150.0               107        
Oklahoma ...............................:        330.0               330.0               100        
                                        :                                                           
Oregon .................................:         90.0                90.0               100        
Pennsylvania ...........................:         85.0               100.0               118        
South Dakota ...........................:        470.0               425.0                90        
Texas ..................................:      2,650.0             2,750.0               104        
Utah ...................................:         20.0                23.0               115        
Virginia ...............................:         18.0                15.0                83        
Washington .............................:        215.0               230.0               107        
West Virginia ..........................:          4.0                 4.0               100        
Wisconsin ..............................:        280.0               280.0               100        
Wyoming ................................:         70.0                65.0                93        
                                        :                                                           
Other States 1/ ........................:         81.0                68.9                85        
                                        :                                                           
United States ..........................:     14,146.0            14,370.9               102        
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1/ Individual state estimates not available for states not shown, but are included in Other States. 

Terms and Definitions of Cattle on Feed Estimates

Number of feedlots is the number of lots operating at the end of the year 
with inventory of cattle on feed.

Cattle on feed are steers and heifers being fed a ration of grain, silage, 
hay and/or protein supplement for slaughter market that are expected to 
produce a carcass that will grade select or better. It excludes cattle being 
"backgrounded only" for later sale as feeders or later placement in another 
feedlot.

Placements are steers and heifers put into a feedlot, fed a ration which will 
produce a carcass that will grade select or better, and are intended for the 
slaughter market.

Marketings are steers and heifers shipped out of feedlots to a slaughter 
market.

Other disappearance includes death loss, movement from feedlots to pasture, 
and shipments to other feedlots for further feeding.

Statistical Methodology

Survey Procedures: During January and July all known feedlots in the United 
States with capacity of 1,000 or more head are surveyed to provide data for 
cattle on feed estimates. During the other months, all known feedlots from 16 
States are surveyed. The 16 States account for approximately 98 percent of 
the cattle on feed in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head. 
Individual State estimates are published monthly for 12 of the 16 States. 
Data collected from the remaining 4 States are used to establish the "Other 
States" estimates. These 4 States include Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and 
Wyoming. The "Other States" category represents all cattle on feed with a 
capacity of 1,000 or more head for the rest of the United States.

Estimating Procedures: These cattle on feed estimates were prepared by the 
Agricultural Statistics Board after reviewing recommendations and analysis 
submitted by Regional Field Offices. Regional and State survey data were 
reviewed for reasonableness with each other and with estimates from the 
previous month when establishing the current estimates.

Revision Policy: Revisions to previous estimates are made to improve month to 
month relationships. Estimates for the previous month are subject to revision 
in all States each month when current estimates are made. In February, all 
monthly estimates for the previous year, and the number of feedlots and 
annual marketings from two years ago are reviewed and subject to revisions. 
The reviews are primarily based on slaughter data, state check-off or brand 
data, and any other data that may have been received after the original 
estimate was made. Estimates will also be reviewed after data from the Census 
of Agriculture are available. No revisions will be made after that date and 
estimates become final.

Reliability: Since all 1,000+ capacity cattle on feed operators in every 
State are not included in the monthly survey, survey estimates are subject to 
sampling variability. Survey results are also subject to non-sampling errors 
such as omissions, duplications, and mistakes in reporting, recording, and 
processing the data. The effects of these errors cannot be measured directly. 
They are minimized through rigid quality controls in the data collection 
process and through a careful review of all reported data for consistency and 
reasonableness.
 
To assist users in evaluating the reliability of estimates in this report, 
the "Root Mean Square Error" is shown for selected items in the table on the 
following page. The "Root Mean Square Error" is a statistical measure based 
on past performance and is computed using the differences between first and 
latest estimates. The "Root Mean Square Error" for cattle on feed inventory 
estimates over the past 24 months is 0.0 percent. This means that chances are 
2 out of 3 that the final estimate will not be above or below the current 
estimate of 11.7 million head by more than 0.0 percent. Chances are 9 out of 
10 that the difference will not exceed 0.1 percent.
 
The table below shows a 24 month record of the range of differences between 
first and latest estimates for selected items. Using estimates of number on 
feed as an example, changes between the first estimate and the latest 
estimate during the past 24 months have averaged 1,000 head, ranging from 0 
to 15,000 head. During this period the initial estimate has been above the 
latest estimate 0 times and has been below the latest estimate 2 times. This 
does not imply that the initial estimate is likely to understate or overstate 
final inventory. 

Reliability of Monthly Cattle on Feed Estimates
[Based on data for the past 24 months]
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                              :  Root mean   :  90 percent  :        Difference between first and latest estimate         
                              : square error :  confidence  :         :         :         :               :               
                              :              :    level     :-------------------------------------------------------------
             Item             :              :              :         :         :         :            Months             
                              :              :              :         :         :         :-------------------------------
                              :              :              : Average :Smallest : Largest : Below latest  : Above latest  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              :   percent        percent         ------- 1,000 -------            ----- number ----       
                              :                                                                                           
Number on feed ...............:     0.0            0.1           1         0        15            2               0       
                              :                                                                                           
Placements ...................:     0.2            0.3           1         0        15            2               0       
                              :                                                                                           
Marketings ...................:     0.0            0.0           0         0         0            0               0       
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Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity specialists in the Livestock 
Branch of the National Agricultural Statistics Service to contact 
for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to 
nass@nass.usda.gov.

Travis Averill, Chief, Livestock Branch ......... (202) 720-3570

Scott Hollis, Head, Livestock Section ...........  (202) 690-2424
   Sherry Bertramsen - Livestock Slaughter ...... (202) 690-8632
   Holly Brenize - Sheep and Goats .............. (202) 720-0585
   Donnie Fike - Dairy Products ................. (202) 720-4448
   Heidi Gleich - Cattle, Cattle on Feed ........ (202) 720-3040
   Mike Miller - Milk Production and Milk Cows .. (202) 720-3278
   Seth Riggins - Hogs and Pigs ................. (202) 720-3106

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