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Cattle on feed numbers released

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 860,000 head as of Sept. 1. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from Aug. 1, and up 12 percent from the 770,000 on feed on Sept. 1, 2008. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 190,000 head of fed cattle during August 2009. This represented a 6 percent increase from the July 2009 marketings, and an 15 percent increase from the August marketings one year earlier. An estimated 205,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during August, up 64 percent from July 2009 placements and up 8 percent from a year ago. Of the number placed in August, 7 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 10 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 24 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 59 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for August, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and last year.

Iowa: There were 1,195,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on Sept. 1, down 1 percent from Aug. 1, but up 5 percent from Sept. 1, 2008. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 510,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month, but up 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 685,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month, but up 2 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 147,000 head, up 18 percent from last month, but down 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 74,000 head, up 21 percent from last month and up 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 73,000 head. This is up 14 percent from last month, but down 4 percent from last year.

Marketings for August were 158,000 head, up 2 percent from last month, but down 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 73,000 head, up 4 percent from last month, but down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 85,000 head, unchanged from last month, but up 1 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 4,000 head.

South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 185,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on Sept. 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 20,000 head from a year earlier but down 5,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during August totaled 36,000 head, up 8,000 head from last year and up 7,000 head from July 2009.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 40,000 head, up 8,000 head from last year but down 3,000 head from July 2009.

Other disappearance during August totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from last year and unchanged from July 2009.

Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.0 million cattle on feed on Sept. 1, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. The inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 460,000 head, up 3 percent from 2008.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 350,000 head, down 11 percent from last year. These were the fewest marketed during August since 1997. Other disappearance during August totaled 10,000 head, the same as 2008.

Oklahoma: The inventory of cattle on feed was 325,000 head in Oklahoma on Sept. 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, up 5 percent from the previous month and up 7 percent from Sept. 1, 2008. Placements during August were 73,000, 4 percent above one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during August were 56,000, up 4 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during August 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 Sept. 1, down 3 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was unchanged from the Aug. 1 level. Producers placed 500,000 head in commercial feedlots during August, down 2 percent from a year ago, but up 1 percent from the July 2009 total.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 490,000 head during August, down 4 percent from last year but up 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 and up slightly from the August total.

August placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 434,000 head, up slightly from the July total. Marketings were up 4 percent from last month to 424,000 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 9.88 million head on Sept. 1. This inventory was 1 percent below Sept. 1, 2008.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.11 million head, 2 percent above August 2008. August placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds totaled 425,000 head; 600-699 pounds totaled 395,000 head; 700-799 pounds totaled 515,000 head; 800 pounds and greater totaled 775,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.81 million head, 4 percent below 2008.

Kansas : The number of cattle on feed on Sept. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.05 million head, down 2 percent from a year ago but up 7 percent from Aug. 1. Placements during August totaled 550,000 head, up 6 percent from a year ago and 15 percent above July 2009 placements of 480,000 head. Marketings during August totaled 405,000 head, 6 percent below August 2008 and 14 percent below July 2009. Other disappearance was 15,000 head, up 5,000 from a year ago and up 5,000 from the previous month. The percent of August placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 11 percent; 600-699 pounds, 18 percent; 700-799 pounds, 32 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 39 percent.

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 9.88 million head on Sept. 1. The inventory was 1 percent below Sept. 1, 2008. Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.11 million, 2 percent above 2008. Net placements were 2.06 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 425,000, 600-699 pounds were 395,000, 700-799 pounds were 515,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 775,000. Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.81 million, 4 percent below 2008. This is the lowest fed cattle marketings for the month of August since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance totaled 55,000 during August, 12 percent above 2008.



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