UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION
 

Missouri Cattle on Feed Inventory

Missouri's cattle on feed inventory has been trending upward in recent years. On January 1, 2017, Missouri cattle on feed inventory totaled 110,000 head, which was a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Between 1990 and 2017, Missouri's cattle on feed inventory levels were about 85,000 head on average.

Missouri Cattle on Feed Inventory, 1990 to 2017

Missouri Cattle on Feed Inventory

The table below lists the top five states for cattle on feed inventory and share of the U.S. total. Missouri ranked 18th amongst other states for cattle on feed inventory. U.S. cattle feeding operations are highly concentrated in a few states. On Jan. 1, 2017, the top five states captured nearly 72 percent of all U.S. cattle on feed.

Top Five States with Cattle on Feed Inventory, Jan. 1, 2017
StateCattle on Feed InventoryShare of U.S. Total
Nebraska2,470,00018.9%
Texas2,430,00018.6%
Kansas2,300,00017.6%
Iowa1,160,0008.9%
Colorado940,0007.2%
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service