March Cattle On Feed Report...

Released by USDA on March 17, 2023

United States Cattle on Feed Down 4 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 11.6 million head on March 1, 2023. The inventory was 4 percent below March 1, 2022.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.73 million head, 7 percent below 2022. Net placements were 1.68 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 345,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 315,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 470,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 424,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 130,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 50,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.74 million head, 5 percent below 2022.

Other disappearance totaled 58,000 head during February, 2 percent below 2022.


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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
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