Cattle on Feed Down Slightly in November Report

OMAHA (DTN) — Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Nov. 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly below Nov. 1, 2020, USDA NASS said on Friday.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.25 million head, 2% above 2020. Net placements were 2.19 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 575,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 500,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 470,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 425,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 190,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.79 million head, 5% below 2020.

Other disappearance totaled 59,000 head during October, 6% below 2020.

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