COF Expected to Show Nearly a 2% Rise in Cattle on Feed

Posted on 04/17/2019 11:08 AM

On average, analysts surveyed by Reuters expect Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report to show there were 11.928 million head of cattle on feed as of April 1. Once again, Placements will likely be the wildcard as there is more than an eight-point spread on the range of trade guesses.

Cattle on Feed Report Expectations

Avg. Trade Estimate

(% of year-ago)

Range

On Feed on April 1

101.7

100.4-102.2

Placements in March

103.4

97.9-106.0

Marketings in March

96.9

95.7-98.4

 

We will have coverage of the report online and in “Evening Report” Thursday after its 2:00 p.m. CT release.

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