July Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on July 21, 2023

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 July 1, 2023. The inventory was 2 percent below July 1, 2022. The inventory included 6.73 million steers and steer calves, down 3 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 60 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.47 million head, unchanged from 2022.

Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.68 million head, 3 percent above 2022. Net placements were 1.61 million head. During June, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 275,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 380,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 368,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 185,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 80,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during June totaled 1.96 million head, 5 percent below 2022.

Other disappearance totaled 69,000 head during June, unchanged from 2022.


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

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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in June

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Cattle on Feed by State
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