June Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on June 21, 2024

United States Cattle on Feed Down Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head on June 1, 2024. The inventory was slightly below June 1, 2023.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.05 million head, 4 percent above 2023. Net placements were 1.98 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 395,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 315,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 485,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 531,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 230,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.96 million head, slightly above 2023.

Other disappearance totaled 62,000 head during May, 16 percent below 2023.


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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of June 1st
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Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in May

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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in May

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Cattle on Feed by State
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