United States Cattle on Feed Down 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 11.0 million head on August 1, 2023. The inventory was 2 percent below August 1, 2022.

Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.62 million head, 8 percent below 2022. Net placements were
1.55 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 365,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 250,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 370,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 373,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 185,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 75,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.73 million head, 5 percent below 2022.

Other disappearance totaled 65,000 head during July, 16 percent above 2022.



Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.35 million cattle on feed on August 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up slightly from last year.

Placements during July totaled 410,000 head, down 8% from 2022.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of July totaled 450,000 head, up 1% from last year.

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