USDA’s Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on feed for the slaughter market for feedlots with the capacity of 1,000 head or greater totaled 11.8 million head on Nov. 1, 2019. That number came back 1% higher compared to this time a year ago.

Placements in feedlots during the month of October totaled 1.88 million head, 10% higher compared to this time last year. Net placements were 2.42 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 600,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 540,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 517,000 head. 800-899 pounds were 475,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 230,000 and 1,000 pounds and greater were 115,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.88 million head, a percent below this time last year.