The number of cattle on feed on January 1, 2013 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.11 million head

The number of cattle on feed on January 1, 2013 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 December 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 9 percent from November 2012. Other disappearance was 20,000 head, 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.