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Texas Cattle on Feed Report

November 18

Published Nov. 21, 2011 @ 10:31 a.m.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 3.03 million head on November 1, up 7 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 3 percent from the October 1 level. Producers placed 570,000 head in commercial feedlots during October, down 11 percent from a year ago but up 2 percent from last month.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 460,000 head during October, up 3 percent from last year but down 6 percent from last month.

On October 1, there were 2.57 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 85 percent of the state=s total. The number on feed across the area was up 6 percent from last year and up 2 percent from the October total.

October placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 487,000 head, up 2 percent from the September total. Marketings were down 7 percent from last month to 400,000 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 11.9 million head on November 1, 2011. This inventory was 4 percent above November 1, 2010.

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.49 million head, 1 percent below October 2010. October placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds totaled 805,000 head; 600-699 pounds totaled 600,000 head; 700-799 pounds totaled 501,000 head; 800 pounds and greater totaled 585,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.79 million head, 3 percent above 2010.


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