August Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on August 23, 2019 - Next Report: September 20th

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly...

Marketing of Fed Cattle Up 7%

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 August 1, 2019. The inventory was slightly above August 1, 2018. This is the highest August 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.71 million head, 2 percent below 2018. Net placements were 1.63 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 260,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 410,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 385,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 200,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 2.00 million head, 7 percent above 2018.
Other disappearance totaled 71,000 head during July, 13 percent above 2018.

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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

Millions of Head

Cattle on Feed by State as of August 1st

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