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June 2022 Cattle on Feed Report

Released June 24, 2022, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 

(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 

Agriculture (USDA).

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 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 11.8 million head on 

June 1, 2022. The inventory was 1 percent above June 1, 2021. This is the 

highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.87 million head, 2 percent below 

2021. Net placements were 1.79 million head. During May, placements of cattle 

and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 370,000 head, 600-699 pounds 

were 270,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 

469,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 220,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater 

were 75,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.91 million head, 2 percent 

above 2021.

Other disappearance totaled 76,000 head during May, 13 percent above 2021.