October Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on October 25th, 2019 - Next Report: November 22nd

United States Cattle on Feed Down 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 11.3 million head on October 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent below October 1, 2018. The inventory included 6.87 million steers and steer calves, down 3 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 61 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.41 million head, up 2 percent from 2018.
Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.09 million head, 2 percent above 2018. Net placements were 2.03 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 420,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 355,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 460,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 475,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 273,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 110,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.74 million head, 1 percent above 2018.
Other disappearance totaled 59,000 head during September, 4 percent above 2018.

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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of October 1st

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Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in September
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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in September

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Cattle on Feed by State as of October 1st

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