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Minnesota Cattle on Feed Down 5 Percent from Last Year
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/23/2023

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 January 1, 2023, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from December but down 5 percent from January 1, 2022.

Placements of cattle and calves in Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during December totaled 13,000 head, down 24 percent from November but up 18 percent from last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Minnesota feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during December totaled 12,000 head, down 25 percent from November and down 20 percent from last year.

Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head.

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 January 1, 2023. The inventory was 3 percent below January 1, 2022. The inventory included 7.03 million steers and steer calves, down 4 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 60 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.65 million head, down 1 percent from 2022.

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.80 million head, 8 percent below 2021. Net placements were 1.75 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 455,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 435,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 415,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 304,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 105,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.74 million head, 6 percent below 2021.

Other disappearance totaled 54,000 head during December, unchanged from 2021.


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