September cattle on feed report

September cattle on feed report
September 24th, 2021 | USDA

The September cattle on feed likely won’t encourage too much bullishness in the cattle complex on Monday. Placements were well over what many analysts expected ahead of the report.

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head
totaled 11.2 million head on September 1, 2021. The inventory was 1 percent below September 1, 2020. This is the second highest September 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.


Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.10 million head, 2 percent above 2020. Net placements were 2.05 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 405,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 310,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 480,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 534,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 275,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 100,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.89 million head, slightly below 2020.


Other disappearance totaled 59,000 head during August, 7 percent above 2020.

USDA Actual Average Estimate Range

On Feed Sept. 1 99% 98.1% 97.2-98.7%

Placed in August 102% 99.5% 95.0-102.8%

Marketed in August 100% 99.8% 99.4-101.4%

View the USDA data here: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/m326m174z/gt54mm28q/q811mj74q/cofd0921.pdf

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