Fewer cattle in feedlots, says USDA

Cattle feeders are fattening 9.8 million head for slaughter, says USDA in its monthly Cattle on Feed report, 2 percent fewer than last Aug 1 and down from the July 1 figure of 10.1 million head. CattleNetwork says the feedlot occupancy rate was 58 percent this month. “Feedyard manangers…are looking at a lot of unused bunk space,” it said.… » Read More

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