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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 Dec. 1, 2018. The inventory was 2% above Dec. 1, 2017, USDA reported Thursday.

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Placements in feedlots during November totaled 2.00 million head, 5% below 2017. Net placements were 1.92 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 550,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 495,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 416,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 315,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 115,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 105,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.87 million head, 1% above 2017. Marketings were the highest for November since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 80,000 head during November, 13% above 2017

To view the full Cattle on Feed report, visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/…

USDA Actual Average Guess Range
Cattle on Feed:
On Feed Dec. 1 102.0% 102.0% 101.0-103.0%
Placed in November 95.0% 93.5% 89.0-101.0%
Marketed in November 101.0% 101.0% 100.5-101.5%