Cattle on feed numbers released
Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Aug. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 1.92 million head, down 4 percent from a year ago but unchanged from July 1. Placements during July totaled 480,000 head, up 12 percent from a year ago and 57 percent above June 2009 placements of 305,000 head. Marketings during July totaled 470,000 head, 4 percent below July 2008 but 3 percent above June 2009. Other disappearance was 10,000 head, unchanged from a year ago and unchanged from the previous month. The percent of July placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 17 percent; 600-699 pounds, 19 percent; 700-799 pounds, 31 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 33 percent.
South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 190,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on Aug. 1, according to the South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 20,000 head from a year earlier but down 15,000 head from a month earlier.
Placements during July totaled 29,000 head, up 8,000 head from last year and up 4,000 head from June 2009.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 43,000 head, up 8,000 head from last year and up 4,000 head from June 2009.
Other disappearance during July totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from last year and unchanged from June 2009.
Colorado: The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 850,000 head as of Aug. 1. The latest inventory was up 13 percent from last year's inventory and down 7% from the July 1 inventory of 910,000 head. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 180,000 head of fed cattle during July 2009. This represents a 5% decrease from last month's marketings had an increase of 3% from the marketings a year ago. An estimated 125,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during July, consistent with June 2009's placements, but 14 percent above a year ago. Of the number placed in July, 12 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 12 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 28 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 48 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for July was at 5,000 head, consistent with last month and last year.
Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 1.92 million cattle on feed on Aug. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was the same as last year.
Placements in feedlots during July totaled 410,000 head, up 28 percent from 2008. These placements were the highest on record for the month of July.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 400,000 head, down 9 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during July totaled 10,000 head the same as 2008.
Oklahoma: The inventory of cattle on feed was 310 thousand head in Oklahoma on Aug. 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, up 5 percent from the previous month and up 7 percent from Aug. 1, 2008. Placements during July were 69,000, 50 percent above one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during July were 52,000, down 5 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during July totaled 2,000 head.
Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.51 million head on Aug. 1, down 3 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 1 percent from the July 1 level. Producers placed 495,000 head in commercial feedlots during July, up 8 percent from a year ago, and up 30 percent from the June 2009 total.
Texas commercial feeders marketed 470,000 head during July, down 10 percent from last year and down 4 percent from last month.
On Aug. 1, there were 2.13 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 85 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was down 3 percent from last year but up 1 percent from the July total.
July placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 433,000 head, up 30 percent from the June total. Marketings were down 2 percent from last month to 408,000 head.
United States: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.6 million head on Aug. 1. The inventory was 2 percent below Aug. 1, 2008.
Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.86 million, 13 percent above 2008. Net placements were 1.82 million head. During July, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 455,000, 600-699 pounds were 365,000, 700-799 pounds were 458,000 and 800pounds and greater were 585,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 1.93 million, 5 percent below 2008. This is the third lowest marketings for the month of July since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance totaled 43,000 during July, 4 percent below 2008. This is the lowest other disappearance for the month of July since the series began in 1996.