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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Ag minute: Kansas Cattle on Feed

  • The number of cattle on feed on February 1, 2013 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.11 million head, down 5 percent from a year ago but unchanged from January 1, 2013. This is the lowest February 1 inventory since 1999.
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  • The number of cattle on feed on February 1, 2013 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.11 million head, down 5 percent from a year ago but unchanged from January 1, 2013. This is the lowest February 1 inventory since 1999.
    Placements during January totaled 430,000 head, up 5 percent from a year ago and up 18 percent from December 2012.
    Marketings during January totaled 415,000 head, unchanged from January 2012 but down 2 percent from December 2012.
    Other disappearance was 15,000 head, unchanged from a year ago but down 5,000 head from the previous month. The percent of January placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 16 percent; 600-699 pounds, 22 percent; 700-799 pounds, 35 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 27 percent.
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