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Cattle on feed numbers released

Iowa: There were 1,304,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on Dec. 1, up 6 percent from Nov. 1 and up 2 percent from Dec. 1, 2008. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 560,000 head on feed, up 4 percent from last month and up 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 744,000 head on feed, up 7 percent from last month, but down 5 percent from last year.

Placements during November totaled 265,000 head, up 5 percent from last month and up 11 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 108,000 head, down 12 percent from last month, but up 17 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 157,000 head. This is up 21 percent from last month and up 8 percent from last year.

Marketings for November were 191,000 head, down 11 percent from last month, but up 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 85,000 head, down 15 percent from last month, but up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 106,000 head, down 8 percent from last month, but up 14 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, pens contained 2.4 million cattle on feed on Dec. 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was up

1 percent from last year.

Placements during November totaled 400,000 head, down 9 percent from 2008.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of November totaled 380,000 head, up 7 percent from last year and equal to 2006 for the most November marketings since the data series began in 1994. Other disappearance during November 2009 totaled 10,000 head, compared with 15,000 head in 2008.

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 1,060,000 head as of Dec. 1. The latest inventory was up 2 percent from Nov. 1 and up 5 percent from the 1,010,000 on feed on Nov. 1, 2008. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 140,000 head of fed cattle during November 2009. This was 12 percent below October 2009 marketings of 160,000 head but 8 percent above a year ago. An estimated 165,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during November. This was 33 percent below the October 2009 placements and down 11 percent from the 185,000 head placed a year ago. Of the number placed in November, 24 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 30 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 21 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 24 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for November, at 5,000 head, was unchanged from November 2008 and October 2009.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.76 million head on Dec. 1, down 2 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 1 percent from the Nov. 1 level. Producers placed 455,000 head in commercial feedlots during November, down 11 percent from a year ago and down 25 percent from last month.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 405,000 head during November, up 3 percent from last year but down 13 percent from last month.

On Dec. 1, there were 2.36 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 1 percent from last year but up 1 percent from the November total.

November placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 383,000 head, down 27 percent from the October total. Marketings were down 12 percent from last month to 346,000 head.

Oklahoma: The inventory of cattle on feed was 375,000 head in Oklahoma on Dec. 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, unchanged from the previous month but up 12 percent from Dec. 1, 2008. Placements during November were 57,000, 17 percent below one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during November were 53,000, up 2 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during November totaled 4,000 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 11.3 million head on Dec. 1. The inventory was 1 percent below Dec. 1, 2008. Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.85 million, 8 percent below 2008. For the month of November, placements were the second lowest since the series began in 1996. Net placements were 1.78 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 510,000, 600-699 pounds were 565,000, 700-799 pounds were 395,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 375,000. Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.63 million, 4 percent above 2008. For the month of November, fed cattle marketings were the third lowest since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance totaled 66,000 during November, 1 percent below 2008.



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