United States Cattle on Feed Up 5 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 11.7 million head on
May 1, 2021. The inventory was 5 percent above May 1, 2020. This is the
second highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.82 million head, 27 percent
above 2020. Net placements were 1.77 million head. During April, placements
of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 380,000 head,
600-699 pounds were 250,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 420,000 head,
800-899 pounds were 481,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 220,000 head, and
1,000 pounds and greater were 70,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.94 million head, 33 percent
Other disappearance totaled 55,000 head during April, 21 percent below 2020.
Other disappearance was the lowest for April since the series began in 1996.
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