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 1,020,000 head as of Dec. 1. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from Nov. 1, and down 12 percent from the 1,160,000 on feed on Dec. 1, 2011. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 155,000 head of fed cattle during November 2012. This was 3 percent below October 2012 marketings of 160,000 head, but 7 percent above a year ago. An estimated 150,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during November, down 14 percent from a year ago and 23 percent below the October 2012 placements of 195,000. Of the number placed in November, 27 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 27 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 20 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 27 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for November, at 5,000 head, is unchanged from last month, but down 5,000 head from last year.
Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Dec. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.17 million head, down 8 percent from a year ago and down 2 percent from Nov. 1. This is the lowest Dec. 1 inventory since 1995 at 2.15 million head. Placements during November totaled 355,000 head, down 5 percent from November 2011 and down 7 percent from October 2012 placements. Marketings during November totaled 390,000 head, down 1 percent from November 2011 but up 7 percent from October 2012. Other disappearance was 15,000 head, down 5,000 from last year and down 10,000 head from the previous month. The percent of November placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 20percent; 600-699 pounds, 25 percent; 700-799 pounds, 30percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 25 percent.
Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.53 million cattle on feed on Dec. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. The inventory was down 1 percent from last year.
Placements in feedlots during November totaled 465,000 head, down 3 percent from 2011.
Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 400,000 head, up 7 percent from last year. This is the highest November marketings since the data series began in 1994. Other disappearance during November totaled 15,000 head, equal to 2011.
Oklahoma: The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 345,000 head on Dec. 1, unchanged from the previous month but down 10 percent from the Dec. 1, 2011 level. Placements during November were 56,000 head, down 7 percent from a year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during November were 54,000 head, down 11 percent from 2011. Other disappearance during November totaled 2,000 head.
South Dakota: South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 230,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on Dec. 1, according to the South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 35,000 head from a year earlier but up 10,000 head from a month earlier.
Placements during November totaled 57,000 head, down 13,000 head from last year and down 14,000 head from October 2012.
Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 45,000 head, up 4,000 head from last year but unchanged from October 2012.
Other disappearance during November totaled 2,000 head, down 2,000 head from last year but up 1,000 head from October 2012.
Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.70 million head on Dec. 1, down 10 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 465 thousand head in commercial feedlots during November, down 1 percent from a year ago but up 3 percent from last month.
Texas commercial feeders marketed 415,000 head during November, down 8 percent from 2011 and down 6 percent from last month.
On Dec. 1, there were 2.34 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 87 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was down 8 percent from last year, but up 1 percent from the Nov. 1 total.
November placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 410 thousand head, up 4 percent from the October total. Marketings were down 6 percent from last month to 364,000 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 6 percent below Dec. 1, 2011. Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.92 million, 6 percent below 2011. Net placements were 1.84 million head. During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 645,000, 600-699 pounds were 450,000, 700-799 pounds were 375,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 453,000. Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 1.76 million, 1 percent below 2011. Other disappearance totaled 88,000 during November, 9 percent below 2011.