November Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on November 17, 2023

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 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 11.9 million head on November 1, 2023. The inventory was 2 percent above November 1, 2022.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.16 million head, 4 percent above 2022. Net placements were 2.11 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 550,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 470,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 394,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 205,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 80,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.76 million head, 3 percent below 2022.

Other disappearance totaled 55,000 head during October, 2 percent above 2022.


View complete report

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
Thousands of Head