U.S. cattle and calves on feed in major feedlots totaled 11.2 million head June 1.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported this was 4 percent above a year ago, and 5 percent above June 2004.This is the second highest June 1 inventory since 1996.

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Feedlot placements during May totaled 1.91 million head, down 14 percent from a year ago, and 19 percent below 2004.

Fed cattle marketing during May totaled 2.17 million head, up 9 percent from 2005 and 7 percent higher than 2004.