August Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on August 19, 2022

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.2 million head on August 1, 2022. The inventory was 1 percent above August 1, 2021. This is the second highest August 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.77 million head, 2 percent above 2021. Net placements were 1.71 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 410,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 280,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 400,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 405,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 195,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 75,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.83 million head, 4 percent below 2021.

Other disappearance totaled 56,000 head during July, 2 percent above 2021.


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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of August 1st
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Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in July

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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in July

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Cattle on Feed by State
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