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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 1,000,000 head as of Jan. 1. The latest inventory was down 2 percent from Dec. 1, 2012 and was down 13 percent from Jan. 1, 2012. The inventory included 620,000 steers and steer calves, down 17 percent from last year's number. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 370,000 head, are down 8 percent from a year ago. The number of cows and bulls at 10,000 head are up 100 percent from last year's numbers. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 155,000 head of fed cattle during December 2012, no change from last month but 3 percent below the December 2011 marketings of 160,000 head. An estimated 140,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during December 2012, 7 percent below last month and 13 percent below December 2011 placements of 160,000. Of the number placed in December, 25 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 25 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 25 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 25 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for December was estimated at 5,000 head, no change from last month but down 5,000 head from last year.

Iowa: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,280,000 on Jan. 1 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 1 percent from Dec. 1, 2012 but down 2 percent from Jan. 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 620,000 head on feed, up from last month but unchanged from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 660,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month but down 3 percent from last year. Placements during December totaled 162,000 head, a decrease of 38 percent from last month and down 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 82,000 head, down 33 percent from last month but up 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 80,000 head. This is down 42 percent from last month and down 16 percent from last year.

Marketings for December were 144,000 head, down 23 percent from last month and down 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, down 32 percent from last month but up 8 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 76,000 head, down 13 percent from last month and down 16 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 8,000 head.

Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Jan. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.11 million head, down 6 percent from a year ago and down 4 percent from Dec. 1, 2012. Placements during December totaled 365,000 head, up 4 percent from a year ago but down 3 percent from November 2012. Marketings during December totaled 425,000 head, down 4 percent from December 2011 but up 9percent from November 2012. Other disappearance was 20,000head, up 5,000 head from a year and the previous month. The percent of December placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 19 percent; 600-699 pounds, 27 percent; 700-799 pounds, 29 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 25 percent.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, 2.48 million cattle were on feed on Jan. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 390,000 head, up 3 percent from 2011. This ties December 2004 and 2006 for the highest placements since the data series began in 1994.Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 425,000 head, up 12 percent from last year. This is the highest December marketings since the data series began in 1994.

Other disappearance during December 2012 totaled 15,000 head, up 50 percent from 2011.

Oklahoma: The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 345,000 head on Jan. 1, unchanged from the previous month but down 8 percent from Jan. 1, 2012. Placements during December were 52,000, up 16 percent from one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during December were 49,000 head, down 6 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during December totaled 3,000 head.

South Dakota: In South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots, 230,000 cattle were on feed for the slaughter market on Jan. 1, according to the South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 30,000 head from a year earlier but unchanged from a month earlier.

Placements during December totaled 34,000 head, down 3,000 head from last year and down 23,000 head from November 2012.

Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 33,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year and down 12,000 head from November 2012.

Other disappearance during December totaled 1,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year and down 1,000 head from November 2012.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.72 million head on Jan. 1, down 7 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 1 percent from the Dec. 1, 2012 level. Producers placed 415,000 head in commercial feedlots during December, up 4 percent from a year ago but down 11 percent from November.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 380,000 head during December, down 10 percent from 2011 and down 8 percent from November.

On Jan. 1, there were 2.35 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 down 5 percent from last year but up 1 percent from the Dec. 1 total.

December placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 362,000 head, down 12 percent from the November total. Marketings were down 7 percent from last month to 337,000 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 11.2 million head on Jan. 1. The inventory was 6 percent below Jan. 1, 2012. The inventory included 7.05 million steers and steer calves, down 3 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 63 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.07 million head, down 9 percent from 2012.

Placements in feedlots during December totaled 1.66 million, 1 percent below 2011. Net placements were 1.59 million head. During December, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 495,000, 600-699 pounds were 415,000, 700-799 pounds were 379,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 375,000. Marketings of fed cattle during December totaled 1.75 million, 2 percent below 2011. Other disappearance totaled 74,000 during December, 19 percent below 2011.

Date: 2/4/2013



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