The number of cattle on feed on October 1, 2011 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.32 millio head, down less than 1 percent from last year but up 5 percent from September 1, 2011.


The number of cattle on feed on October 1, 2011 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.32 millio head, down less than 1 percent from last year but up 5 percent from September 1, 2011.

Placements during September totaled 500,000 head, down 2 percent from a year ago and down 4
percent from August 2011 placements of 520,000 head.

Marketings during September totaled 375,000 head, up 1 percent from a year ago but down 21 percent from August 2011.

Other disappearance was 15,000 head, up 5,000 head from a year ago but unchanged from the previous month.

 

The percent of September placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 24 percent; 600-699 pounds, 22 percent; 700-799 pounds, 28 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 26 percent.