November Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on November 20th

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent; Placements Down 11 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 12.0 million head on November 1, 2020. The inventory was 1 percent above November 1, 2019. This is the highest November 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
  • Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.19 million head, 11 percent below 2019. Net placements were2.13 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 570,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 495,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 387,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 185,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.
  • Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.87 million head, slightly below 2019.
  • Other disappearance totaled 63,000 head during October, 7 percent above 2019.
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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of November 1st
Millions of Head

Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in October

Millions of Head

Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in October

Millions of Head

Cattle on Feed by State as of November 1st
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