Cattle on feed numbers released
South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000 plus capacity feedlots reported 205,000 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 10,000 head from a year earlier and up 10,000 head from a month earlier.
Placements during September totaled 57,000 head, up 5,000 head from last year and up 12,000 head from August 2010.
Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 45,000 head, up 4,000 head from last year but down 4,000 head from August 2010.
Other disappearance during September totaled 2,000 head, up 1,000 head from last year and up 1,000 head from August 2010.
Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.22 million cattle on feed on Oct. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. The inventory was up 2 percent from last year and is tied with 2006 for the highest October inventory since the data series began in 1994.
Placements in feedlots during September totaled 540,000 head, down 2 percent from last year.
Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 360,000 head, down 9 percent from last year. Other disappearance during September totaled 10,000 head, compared with 5,000 head a year ago.
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 1,000,000 head as of Oct. 1. The latest inventory was up 12 percent from Sept. 1 and up 4 percent from the 960,000 on feed on Oct. 1, 2009.
The inventory included 705,000 steers and steer calves, up 8 percent from the previous year. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 290,000 head, was down 5 percent from last year while cows and bulls were unchanged at 5,000 head. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 180,000 head of fed cattle during September 2010. This was 3 percent below August 2010 marketings of 185,000 head but 16 percent above a year ago.
An estimated 295,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during September, up 13 percent from a year ago and up 55 percent above the August 2010 placements of 190,000. Of the number placed in September, 12 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 12 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 22 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 54 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for September, at 5,000 head, was unchanged from September 2009 and August 2010.
Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Oct. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.33 million head, up 5 percent from a year ago and up 6 percent from Sept. 1.
Placements during September totaled 510,000 head, unchanged from a year ago but down 16 percent from the record August 2010 placements of 610,000 head.
Marketings during September totaled 370,000 head, up 12 percent from September 2009 but down 16 percent from August 2010.
Other disappearance was 10,000 head, unchanged from both a year ago and the previous month. The percent of September placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 15 percent; 600-699 pounds, 22 percent; 700-799 pounds, 31 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 32 percent.
Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.64 million head on Oct. 1, up 2 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 4 percent from the Sept. 1 level. Producers placed 580,000 head in commercial feedlots during September, up 2 percent from both a year ago and up 7 percent from last month.
Texas commercial feeders marketed 475,000 head during September, down 2 percent from last year and down 5 percent from last month.
On Oct. 1, there were 2.3 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 86 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was up 2 percent from last year and up 3 percent from the September total.
September placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 509,000 head, up 8 percent from the August total. Marketings were down 6 percent from last month to 422,000 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 10.8 million head on Oct. 1. The inventory was 3 percent above Oct. 1, 2009.
Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.46 million, 3 percent above 2009.
Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.80 million, 2 percent above 2009. Other disappearance totaled 54,000 during September, 15 percent above 2009.
Access the National publication for this release at: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/CattOnFe/CattOnFe-10-22-2010.pdf.