March Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on March 19, 2021

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 12.0 million head on March 1, 2021. The inventory was 2 percent above March 1, 2020. This is the second highest March 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.68 million head, 2 percent below 2020. Net placements were 1.63 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 335,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 295,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 409,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 125,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 55,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.73 million head, 2 percent below 2020.
Other disappearance totaled 58,000 head during February, unchanged from 2020.
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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of March 1st
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Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in February

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Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in February

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Cattle on Feed by State as of March 1st
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