TOPEKA, KS, October 31, 2013 -- Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2 million cattle on feed on Oct. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 10 percent from last year. This is the lowest Oct. 1 inventory since 1996.

Placements during September totaled 390,000 head, up 4 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of September totaled 355,000 head, up 15 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during September totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from a year ago.

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