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.