March Cattle On Feed Report...

Issued late by USDA on March 22, 2019

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 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 11.8 million head on March 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent above March 1, 2018.
  • Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.86 million head, 2 percent above 2018. Net placements were 1.79 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 340,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 345,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 530,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 442,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 135,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 65,000 head.
  • Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, slightly above 2018.
  • Other disappearance totaled 66,000 head during February, 16 percent above 2018.

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Cattle on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots as of March 1st

Millions of Head

Cattle Placed on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in February
Millions of Head

Cattle Marketed from 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots in February

Millions of Head

Cattle on Feed by State as of March 1st

Thousands of Head


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