U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 3 Percent
USAgNet - 05/22/2023
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 May 1, 2023. The inventory was 3 percent below May 1, 2022.
Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.75 million head, 4 percent below 2022. Net placements were 1.70 million head. During April, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 245,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 410,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 458,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 205,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 70,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.70 million head, 10 percent below 2022.
Other disappearance totaled 51,000 head during April, 6 percent below 2022.
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