ST. PAUL, Minn. — Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 105,000 head on December 1, 2021, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from November but down 16 percent from December 1, 2020.
Placements of cattle and calves in Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during November totaled 16,000 head, down 45 percent from October but up 7 percent from last year.
Marketings of fed cattle from Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during November totaled 15,000 head, up 15 percent from October and up 7 percent from last year.
Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.
UNITED STATES CATTLE ON FEED
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on December 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly below December 1, 2020.
Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.97 million head, 4 percent above 2020. Net placements were 1.91 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 565,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 485,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 405,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 296,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 130,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.87 million head, 5 percent above 2020. Marketings were the highest for November since the series began in 1996. November 2021 included one additional day of slaughter compared to last year.
Other disappearance totaled 61,000 head during November, unchanged from 2020.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service