Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Feedlot Facts

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — The feedlot industry displays amazing dynamics over the course of a typical year… and of course, 2020 has been anything but a typical year. The November 1 cattle on feed inventory was 11.97 million head of cattle, up 1.3 percent from one year ago. Exactly what to expect in fed cattle markets in the coming months depends on numerous factors including: the demographics of the feedlot population (both size and gender), feed costs, the time of the year, weather conditions and regional impacts. Feedlot placements the past five to…

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