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 95,000 head on September 1, 2023, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from August but up 6 percent from September 1, 2022.
Placements of cattle and calves in Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during August totaled 13,000 head, up 44 percent from July but down 28 percent from last year. Marketings of fed cattle from Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during August totaled 12,000 head, down 8 percent from July but unchanged 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 11.1 million head on September 1, 2023. The inventory was 2 percent below September 1, 2022.
Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.00 million head, 5 percent below 2022. Net placements were 1.95 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 420,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 305,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 455,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 488,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 245,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.
Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.88 million head, 6 percent below 2022.
Other disappearance totaled 55,000 head during August, 4 percent above 2022.
The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service