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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 960,000 head as of June 1.

This latest inventory is the same as last month but down 6 percent from last year. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 150,000 head of fed cattle during May 2013, no change from last month but 12 percent below May 2012 marketings of 170,000 head. An estimated 170,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during May, 21 percent above a month ago but 6 percent below May 2012 placements of 180,000. Of the number placed in May, 18 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 12 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 29 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 41 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for May, at 20,000 head, was up 10,000 head from last month but the same as last year.

Iowa: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,230,000 on June 1 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 2 percent from May 1 and down 6 percent from June 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 610,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 620,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during May totaled 104,000 head, a decrease of 26 percent from last month and down 17 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 65,000 head, down 27 percent from last month, but up 10 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 39,000 head. This is down 24 percent from last month and down 42 percent from last year.

Marketings for May were 129,000 head, down 30 percent from last month and down 16 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 72,000 head, down 26 percent from last month but up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 57,000 head, down 35 percent from last month and down 37 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

Kansas: In Kansas feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.06 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office. This inventory was down 1 percent from last year. This is the lowest June 1 inventory since 1999.

Placements during May totaled 430,000 head, down 3 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 410,000 head, down 1 percent from last year. Other disappearance during May totaled 20,000 head, unchanged from a year ago.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, pens contained 2.32 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year.

Placements during May totaled 460,000 head, the same as 2012 which was the highest May placements since the data series began in 1994.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 510,000 head, down 6 percent from last year. Other disappearance during May totaled 20,000 head, equal to a year ago.

Oklahoma: The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 310,000 head on June 1, up 5 percent from the previous month but down 3 percent from the June 1, 2012 level. Placements during May were 78,000 head, down 4 percent from a year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during May were 61,000 head, up 13 percent from 2012. Other disappearance during May totaled 2,000 head.

South Dakota: South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 215,000 cattle on feed on June 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office. This inventory was down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during May totaled 39,000 head, up 11 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 45,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 4,000 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 2.63 million head on June 1, down 5 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 4 percent from the May 1 level. Producers placed 570,000 head in commercial feedlots during May, down 2 percent from a year ago but up 31 percent from April.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 465,000 head during May, down 7 percent from 2012 and down 1 percent from April.

On June 1, there were 2.29 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 4 percent from last year but up 4 percent from the May 1 total.

May placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 495,000 head, up 30 percent from the April total. Marketings were down 2 percent from last month to 399,000 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 10.7 million head on June 1. The inventory was 3 percent below June 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.05 million, 2 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.95 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000, 600-699 pounds were 304,000, 700-799 pounds were 555,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000. Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.95 million, 3 percent below 2012. Marketings are the second lowest since the series began in 1996 for the month of May. Other disappearance totaled 100,000 during May, unchanged from 2012.

Date: 7/1/2013



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