Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on December 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly below December 1, 2020.
Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.97 million head, 4 percent above 2020. Net placements were 1.91 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 565,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 485,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 405,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 296,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 130,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.87 million head, 5 percent above 2020. Marketings were the highest for November since the series began in 1996. November 2021 included one additional day of slaughter compared to last year.
Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during November, unchanged from 2020.

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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of December 1st
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Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in November

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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in November

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Cattle on Feed by State as of December 1st
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