Cattle on feed numbers released
Nebraska: Feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.32 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 5 percent from last year.
Placements in feedlots during March totaled 360,000 head, the same as 2008.
Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 365,000 head, down 6 percent from last year. Other disappearance during March totaled 5,000 compared with 10,000 during March 2008.
South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000 plus capacity feedlots reported 225,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on April 1, according to the South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is unchanged from a year earlier and unchanged from a month earlier.
Placements during March totaled 46,000 head, up 14,000 head from last year and up 3,000 head from February 2009.
Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 44,000 head, up 7,000 head from last year and up 5,000 head from February 2009.
Other disappearance during March totaled 2,000 head, down 3,000 head from last year and down 2,000 head from February 2009.
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Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.81 million head on April 1, down 2 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down slightly from the March 1 level. Producers placed 510,000 head in commercial feedlots during March, up 13 percent from a year ago, and up 19 percent from the February 2009 total.
Texas commercial feeders marketed 510,000 head during March, up 6 percent from last year and up 24 percent from last month.
On April 1, there were 2.35 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 84 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was down 3 percent from last year and down 1 percent from the March total.
March placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 445,000 head, up 19 percent from the February total. Marketings were up 25 percent from last month to 451,000 head.
Oklahoma: The inventory of cattle on feed was 330,000 head in Oklahoma on April 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, unchanged from the previous month but down 3 percent from April 1, 2008. Placements during March were 68,000, 36 percent above one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during March were 66,000, up 14 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during March totaled 2,000 head.
Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on April 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.28 million head, down 6 percent from a year ago and slightly below the number on hand March 1. Placements during March totaled 395,000 head, 10 percent lower than a year ago and 6 percent below February 2009 placements of 420,000 head. Marketings during March totaled 395,000 head, 5 percent below March 2008 but 5 percent above February 2009. Other disappearance was 10,000 head, down 5,000 from a year ago and down 5,000 head from the previous month. The percent of March placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 11 percent; 600-699 pounds, 22 percent; 700-799 pounds, 34 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 33 percent.
U.S. Cattle on Feed
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on April 1. The inventory was 5 percent below from April 1, 2008.
Placements in feedlots during March totaled 1.80 million, 4 percent higher than 2008. Net placements were 1.75 million. During March, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 300,000, 600-699 pounds were 340,000, 700-799 pounds were 592,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 570,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 1.83 million, 1 percent below 2008. Other disappearance totaled 50,000 during March, 21 percent below 2008.