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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 930,000 head as of Sept. 1. The latest inventory was down 6 percent from Sept. 1, 2011, and down 1 percent from the previous month. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 195,000 head of fed cattle during August 2012. This represented an 8 percent increase from the July 2012 marketings, but a 5 percent decrease from the August marketings one year earlier. An estimated 190,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during August, up 23 percent from July 2012 placements but down 17 percent from a year ago. Of the number placed in August, 16percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 13 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 26 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 45 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for August, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and last year.

Iowa: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,140,000 on Sept. 1 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 1 percent from Aug. 1, but up 8 percent from Sept. 1, 2011. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 590,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month, but up 11 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 550,000 head on feed, down 1 percent from last month, but up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 159,000 head, an increase of 67 percent from last month and up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 76,000 head, up 46 percent from last month, but down 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 83,000 head. This is up 93 percent from last month and up 30 percent from last year.

Marketings for August were 169,000 head, down 1 percent from last month and down 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 84,000 head, up 20 percent from last month, but down 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 85,000 head, down 15 percent from last month and last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Sept. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.17 million head, down 2 percent from a year ago but up 1 percent from Aug. 1. Placements during August totaled 430,000 head, down 17 percent from August 2011 and down 20 percent from July 2012. This is the lowest August placements since 1995. Marketings during August totaled 410,000 head, down 14 percent from August 2011 and down 1 percent from July 2012. Other disappearance was 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from both last year and the previous month. The percent of August placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 19 percent; 600-699 pounds, 24 percent; 700-799 pounds, 28 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 29percent.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, yards contained 2.24 million cattle on feed on Sept. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was up 11 percent from last year. This is the highest September inventory since the data series began in 1994.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 470,000 head, up 6 percent from 2011.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 445,000 head, up 11 percent from last year. This is the highest August marketings since the data series began in 1994. Other disappearance during August totaled 15,000 head, the same as August 2011.

Oklahoma: The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 325,000 head on Sept. 1, up 2 percent from the previous month but down 11 percent from Sept. 1, 2011. Placements during August were 67,000 head, down 11 percent from one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during August were 60,000 head, down 10 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during August totaled 2 thousand head.

South Dakota: In South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots, there were 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 down 5,000 head from a year earlier and down 5,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during August totaled 34,000 head, down 11,000 head from last year but up 14,000 head from July 2012.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 38,000 head, down 10,000 head from last year and down 1,000 head from July 2012.

Other disappearance during August totaled 1,000 head, down 1,000 head from last year but unchanged from July 2012.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.62 million head on Sept. 1 2012, down 9 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down 1 percent from the Aug. 1 level. Producers placed 495 thousand head in commercial feedlots during August, down 20 percent from a year ago but up 4 percent from last month.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 510 thousand head during August, down 6 percent from 2011 but up 7 percent from last month.

On Sept. 1, there were 2.27 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 and down 1 percent from the Aug. 1 total.

August placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 444 thousand head, up 4 percent from the July total.

Marketings were up 9 percent from last month to 456 thousand 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 10.6 million head on Sept. 1. The inventory was 1 percent below Sept. 1, 2011. Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.00 million, 11 percent below 2011. This is the second lowest cattle placements for the month of August since the series began in 1996. Net placements were 1.94 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 482,000, 600-699 pounds were 385,000, 700-799 pounds were 475,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 660,000. Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.96 million, 5 percent below 2011. Other disappearance totaled 61,000 during August, 15 percent below 2011.

Date: 10/1/2012



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