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US Cattle Placements Seen Up 10%
Wed Nov 20, 2013 04:46 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- The number of young cattle entering U.S. feedyards in October was predicted to be up 10% from a year-earlier, when placements were the lowest in decades for that month owing to a spike in grain prices, according to a Wall Street Journal survey for a federal cattle-on-feed report.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled to release the report at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) Friday.

The estimates from 11 analysts for placements in October ranged from 0.9% below to 18.1% above a year earlier, with the majority expecting the number of placed cattle to ...

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