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Cattle on feed numbers released

Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained almost 2.2 million cattle on feed on Oct. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. The inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 550,000 head, the same as last year.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 395,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. These were the most marketed during September since the series began in 1993. Other disappearance during September totaled 5,000 head, compared with 10,000 head a year ago.

Iowa: There were 1,180,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on Oct. 1, down 1 percent from Sept. 1, but up 1 percent from Oct. 1, 2008. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 520,000 head on feed, up 2 percent from last month and up 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 660,000 head on feed, down 4 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last year.

Placements during September totaled 219,000 head, up 49 percent from last month and up 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 105,000 head, up 42 percent from last month and up 30 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 114,000 head. This is up 56 percent from last month, but unchanged from last year.

Marketings for September were 227,000 head, up 44 percent from last month and up 39 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 94,000 head, up 29 percent from last month and up 25 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 133,000 head, up 56 percent from last month and up 51 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.

Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Oct. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.22 million head, up 3 percent from a year ago and up 8 percent from Sept. 1. The inventory included 1.21 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 55 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 1.01 million head, up 9 percent from 2008. Placements during September totaled 510,000 head, up 5 percent from a year ago but 7 percent below August 2009 placements of 550,000 head. Marketings during September totaled 330,000 head, 17 percent below September 2008 and 19 percent below August 2009.

Other disappearance was 10,000 head, down 5,000 from both a year ago and the previous month.

The percent of September placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 17 percent; 600-699 pounds, 23 percent; 700-799 pounds, 30 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 30 percent.

Oklahoma: The inventory of cattle on feed was 355,000 head in Oklahoma on Oct. 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, up 9 percent from the previous month and up 13 percent from Oct. 1, 2008. Placements during September were 80,000, 33 percent above one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during September were 48,000, down 2 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during September totaled 2,000 head.

South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000 plus capacity feedlots reported 195,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on Oct. 1, according to the South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 20,000 head from a year earlier and up 10,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during September totaled 52,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year but up 16,000 head from August 2009.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 41,000 head, down 3,000 head from last year but up 1,000 head from August 2009.

Other disappearance during September totaled 1,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year but unchanged from August 2009.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.6 million head on Oct. 1, up slightly from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 3 percent from the revised Sept. 1 level of 2.53 million head. Producers placed 570,000 head in commercial feedlots during September, up 12 percent from both a year ago and the August 2009 total.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 485,000 head during September, down 1 percent from last year but up 1 percent from last month.

On Sept. 1, there were 2.22 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 up 1 percent from last year and up 3 percent from the revised September total.

September placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 502,000 head, up 13 percent from the August total. Marketings were the same as last month at 414,000 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 10.5 million head on Oct. 1. This inventory was 1 percent above Oct. 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.39 million head, 5 percent above September 2008. September placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds totaled 490,000 head; 600-699 pounds totaled 450,000 head; 700-799 pounds totaled 593,000 head; 800 pounds and greater totaled 855,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.75 million head, 4 percent below 2008.

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 10.5 million head on Oct. 1. The inventory was 1 percent above Oct. 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.39 million, 5 percent above 2008.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.75 million, 4 percent below 2008. This is the third lowest fed cattle marketings for the month of September since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance totaled 47,000 during September, 8 percent below 2008.



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