South Dakota--South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 210,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on March 1, according to the South Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service. The March 1 number is down 5,000 from a year ago but up 10,000 head from February.

Placements during February totaled 43,000 head, up 3,000 head from a year earlier and up 13,000 head from January.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 32,000 head, down 7,000 head from last year but up 3,000 head from January.

Other disappearance during February totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from both last year and last month.

Iowa--There were 1,000,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on March 1, up 2 percent from Feb. 1 but down 10 percent from March 1, 2003. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 405,000 head on feed, an increase of 5 percent from last month and an increase of 7 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 595,000 head on feed, down 1 percent from last month and down 18 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 116,000 head, down 22 percent and 19 percent from last month and last year, respectively. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 61,000 head, down 5 percent from last month and down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 55,000 head, down 35 percent and 32 percent from last month and last year, respectively.

Marketings for February were 95,000 head, down 9 percent and 33 percent from last month and last year, respectively. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 40,000 head, down 15 percent and 44 percent from last month and last year, respectively. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 55,000 head, down 4 percent from last month and down 23 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.

Nebraska--In Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.27 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service. The inventory was up 4 percent from last year but 1 percent below March 1, 2002.

Placements in feedlots during February totaled 350,000 head, up 6 percent from 2003 but 5 percent below 2002.

Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 345,000 head, down 1 percent from last year and two years ago. Other disappearance during February totaled 15,000 head compared with 10,000 head during February 2003 and February 2002.

Oklahoma--The inventory of cattle on feed was 335,000 head in Oklahoma on March 1, for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, down 4 percent from the previous month but 5 percent above March 1, 2003. Placements during February were 47,000, up 2 percent from one year ago. Marketings of fed cattle during February were 59,000, up 7 percent from the same month last year. Other disappearance during February totaled 3,000 head.

Kansas--The number of cattle on feed on March 1, 2004 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.39 million head, up 7 percent from a year ago but down 1 percent February 1, 2004. Placements during February totaled 390,000 head, down 5 percent from a year ago and 14 percent below January 2004 placements of 455,000 head. Marketings during February totaled 405,000 head, 9 percent above February 2003 but 8 percent below January 2004. Other disappearance was 15,000 head, down 5,000 from a year ago and down 10,000 from the previous month. The percent of February placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 14 percent; 600-699 pounds, 22 percent; 700-799 pounds, 38 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 26 percent.

United States--Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.98 million head on March 1. The inventory was up 4 percent from the 10.55 million head on March 1, 2003 but 5 percent below March 1, 2002. Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.61 million, 2 percent below 2003 and 11 percent below 2002. Net placements were 1.54 million. During February, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 319,000; 600-699 pounds were 351,000; 700-799 pounds were 548,000; and 800 pounds and greater were 392,000. Marketings of fed cattle during February totaled 1.69 million, 2 percent below 2003 and 6 percent below 2002. Other disappearance totaled 69,000 during February, 3 percent below 2003 but 10 percent above 2002.

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