September Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on September 22, 2023

United States Cattle on Feed Down 2 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 11.1 million head on September 1, 2023. The inventory was 2 percent below September 1, 2022.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.00 million head, 5 percent below 2022. Net placements were 1.95 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 420,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 305,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 455,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 488,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 245,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.88 million head, 6 percent below 2022.

Other disappearance totaled 55,000 head during August, 4 percent above 2022.


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

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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in August

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Cattle on Feed by State
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