Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market, in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more, totaled 2.89 million head June 1, up 3% from a year ago.

According to the monthly report released by the Texas Agricultural Statistics Service, the estimate was up 9% from the May 1 level. Producers placed 810,000 head in commercial feedlots during May, up 13% from a year ago and up 84% from the April, 2001, total.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 545,000 head during May, a 4% decrease from a year ago, but a 5% increase from the April, 2001, total.

On June 1, there were 2.38 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 82% of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was up 4% from last year and up 10% from the May total.

May placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 673,000 head, up 88% from the April total. Marketings were up 6% from last month to 441,000 head.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market, in the United States in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more, totaled 11.24 million head June 1. This inventory was 2% above June 1, 2000.

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