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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 980,000 head as of April 1. The latest inventory was 1 percent below last month’s inventory and 8 percent below April 1, 2012 inventory. The inventory included 610,000 steers and steer calves, down 16 percent from the previous year. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 365,000 head, are up 9 percent from a year ago. The number of cows and bulls totaled 5,000 head, no change from last year’s number.

Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 165,000 head of fed cattle during March 2013. This was 3 percent below the previous month’s marketings and 6 percent below a year ago. An estimated 165,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during March, up 3 percent from February 2013 placements and up 3 percent from a year ago. Of the number placed in March, 15 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 18 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 33 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 33 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for March, at 10,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 5,000 head from last year.

Iowa: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,310,000 on April 1 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 2 percent from March 1 and down 5 percent from April 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 630,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month and down 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 680,000 head on feed, down 1 percent from last month and down 4 percent from last year. Placements during March totaled 131,000 head, an decrease of 6 percent from last month and down 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 71,000 head, unchanged from last month but down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 60,000 head. This is down 13 percent from last month but unchanged from last year.

Marketings for March were 145,000 head, up 18 percent from last month and up 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 77,000 head, up 13 percent from last month and up 8 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, up 24 percent from last month but down 7 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.

Kansas: In Kansas feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, 2.09 million cattle were on feed on April 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year. This is the lowest April 1 inventory since 1999.

Placements during March totaled 425,000 head, up 13 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 360,000 head, down 9 percent from last year. This is the lowest March marketings since 1998. Other disappearance during March totaled 25,000 head, up 15,000 head from a year ago.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, pens contained 2.42 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 400,000 head, down 9 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 400,000 head, down 13 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during March 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 April 1, unchanged from the previous month but down 5 percent from the April 1, 2012 level. Placements during March were 55 thousand head, down 2 percent from a year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during March were 53,000 head, down 28 percent from 2012. Other disappearance during March totaled 2,000 head.

South Dakota: South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 230,000 cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office. This inventory was down 10 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 32,000 head, down 29 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 31,000 head, down 35 percent from last year. This is the lowest March marketings since 1998.

Other disappearance during March 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 2.59 million head on April 1, down 7 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 2 percent from the March 1 level. Producers placed 540,000 head in commercial feedlots during March, up 26 percent from a year ago and up 59 percent from February. Texas commercial feeders marketed 485 thousand head during March, up 3 percent from 2012 and up

23 percent from February.

On April 1, there were 2.25 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 5 percent from last year and up 2 percent from the March 1 total.

March placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 478,000 head, up 64 percent from the February total. Marketings were up 21 percent from last month to 419,000 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 10.9 million head on April 1. The inventory was 5 percent below April 1, 2012. The inventory included 6.91 million steers and steer calves, down 4 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 63 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.93 million head, down 8 percent from 2012. Placements in feedlots during March totaled 1.90 million, 6 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.82 million head. During March, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 410,000, 600-699 pounds were 315,000, 700-799 pounds were 540,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 634,000. Marketings of fed cattle during March totaled 1.77 million, 8 percent below 2012. Other disappearance totaled 76,000 during March, 10 percent above 2012.

Date: 4/29/2013



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