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US Cattle on Feed Expected Up
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:49 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- The number of young cattle entering U.S. feedyards in September was predicted to be up 0.7% from this time last year, when placements were the lowest on record 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. EDT (1900 GMT) Thursday, two weeks later than normal owing to the lapse in government spending earlier this month.

After the 2012 drought pushed prices for feed grains up to highs ...

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