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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 990,000 head as of March 1. The latest inventory was 2 percent below last month’s inventory, and 9 percent below March 1, 2012 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 170,000 head of fed cattle during February 2013. This was 3 percent below the previous month’s marketings, and 15 percent below marketings one year earlier. An estimated 160,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during February, down 16 percent from January 2013 placements and down 3 percent from a year ago. Of the number placed in February, 19 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 16 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 31 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 34 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for February, at 10,000 head, was down 5,000 head from last year, but up 5,000 head from last month.

Iowa: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,330,000 on March 1 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office.

The inventory is up 1 percent from February 1, 2013 but down 4 percent from March 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month but down 4 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 690,000 head on feed, up 1 percent from last month but down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 140,000 head, a decrease of 26 percent from last month but up 4 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 71,000 head, down 29 percent from last month and down 16 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 69,000 head. This is down 23 percent from last month but up 38 percent from last year.

Marketings for February were 123,000 head, down 15 percent from last month but up 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, down 12 percent from last month but up 10 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 55,000 head, down 18 percent from last month and down 4 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.

Kansas: In Kansas feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.05 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office.

This inventory was down 7 percent from last year. This is the lowest March 1 inventory since 1999.

Placements during February totaled 295,000 head, down 20 percent from 2012. This is the lowest monthly placements since June 1994.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 345,000 head, down 10 percent from last year. This is the lowest February marketings since 1995. Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from a year ago.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.43 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 5 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 350,000 head, down 15 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 380,000 head, down 3 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 10,000 head, down 10,000 head from a year ago.

Oklahoma: The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 305,000 head on March 1, down 6 percent from the previous month but down 10 percent from the March 1, 2012 level. Placements during February were 37,000 head, down 23 percent from a year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during February were 55,000 head, down 10 percent from 2012.

Other disappearance during February totaled 2,000 head.

South Dakota: In South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 230,000 cattle on feed on March 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office. This inventory was down 12 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 45,000 head, down 4 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 39,000 head, down 13 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 1,000 head, down 1,000 head from a year ago.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.55 million head on March 1, down 10 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down 3 percent from the Feb. 1, 2013 level. Producers placed 340 thousand head in commercial feedlots during February, down 11 percent from a year ago and down 13 percent from January.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 395 thousand head during February, down 5 percent from 2012 and down 15 percent from January.

On March 1, there were 2.21 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 9 percent from last year and down 3 percent from the February 1 total.

February placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 291 thousand head, down 16 percent from the January total. Marketings were down 15 percent from last month to 346 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 10.9 million head on March 1. The inventory was 7 percent below March 1, 2012.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.48 million, 14 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.42 million head. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 355,000, 600-699 pounds were 270,000, 700-799 pounds were 407,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 450,000. Placements are the lowest for February since the series began in 1996.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.64 million, 7 percent below 2012. Other disappearance totaled 60,000 during February, 35 percent below 2012.

Date: 4/1/2013



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