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March cattle on feed numbers released

Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on March 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.3 million head, down 5 percent from a year ago but up 1 percent from Feb. 1. Placements during February totaled 420,000 head, up 8 percent from a year ago but 3 percent below January 2009 placements of 435,000 head. Marketings during February totaled 375,000 head, 6 percent below February 2008 and 13 percent below January 2009. Other disappearance was 15,000 head, up 5,000 from a year ago but unchanged from the previous month. The percent of February placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 12 percent; 600-699 pounds, 23 percent; 700-799 pounds, 39 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 26 percent.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.82 million head on March 1, down 3 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up slightly from the Feb. 1 level. Producers placed 430,000 head in commercial feedlots during February, down 2 percent from a year ago, and down 2 percent from the January 2009 total.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 410,000 head during February, down 7 percent from last year but up 1 percent from last month.

On March 1, there were 2.36 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 4 percent from last year but up slightly from the February total.

February placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 375,000 head, up 1 percent from the January total. Marketings were up 2 percent from last month to 360,000 head.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 11.2 million head on March 1. This inventory was 5 percent below March 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.68 million head, 3 percent below February 2008. February placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds totaled 320,000 head; 600-699 pounds totaled 385,000 head; 700-799 pounds totaled 538,000 head; 800 pounds and greater totaled 435,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million head, 5 percent below 2008.

Oklahoma: The inventory of cattle on feed was 330,000 head in Oklahoma on March 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, unchanged from the previous month but down 6 percent from March 1, 2008. Placements during February were 51,000, 13 percent above one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during February were 49,000, up 2 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during February totaled 2,000 head.

South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 225,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on March 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 10,000 head from a year earlier but unchanged from a month earlier.

Placements during February totaled 43,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year but unchanged from January 2009.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 39,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year but up 4,000 head from January 2009.

Other disappearance during February totaled 4,000 head, up 2,000 head from last year and up 1,000 head from January 2009.

Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.33 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to USDA's, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 6 percent from last year.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 310,000 head, down 11 percent from 2008. This equals February 2001 as the lowest February placements since the data series began in 1994.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 370,000 head, up 3 percent from last year. Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head the same as last year.

Iowa: There were 1,340,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on March 1, up 1 percent from Feb. 1, but down 1 percent from March 1, 2008. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 520,000 head on feed, up from 4 percent from last month but down 9 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 820,000 head on feed, up 1 percent from last month and up 3 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 134,000 head, down 14 percent from last month and 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 62,000 head, down 23 percent from last month but unchanged from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 72,000 head. This is down 4 percent from last month and 21 percent from last year.

Marketings for February were 120,000 head, down 1 percent from last month and down 19 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 61,000 head, up 3 percent from last month but down 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 59,000 head, down 5 percent from last month and down 25 percent from last year. Other disappearance 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 11.2 million head on March 1. The inventory was 5 percent below March 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.68 million, 3 percent below 2008. Net placements were 1.62 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 320,000, 600-699 pounds were 385,000, 700-799 pounds were 538,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 435,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.68 million, 5 percent below 2008.

Other disappearance totaled 56,000 during February, 7 percent below 2008. This is the lowest other disappearance for the month of February since the series began in 1996.



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