June 12, 2024

U.S. Cattle on Feed down 3 %, Kansas down 2%


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, 600699 pounds were 245,000 head, 700799 pounds were 410,000 head, 800899 pounds were 458,000 head, 900999 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.

 

KANSAS CATTLE ON FEED DOWN 2%

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.44 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2% from last year.

Placements during April totaled 420,000 head, down 2% from 2022.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of April totaled 400,000 head, down 11% from last year.

Other disappearance during April totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year.