The number of cattle on feed on August 1, 2012 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.16 million head, down 1 percent from a year ago but up 5 percent from July 1, 2012. Placements during July totaled 540,000 head, down 7 percent from July 2011 but up 38 percent from June 2012.

Marketings during July totaled 415,000 head, down 1 percent from July 2011 but unchanged from June 2012. This is the lowest July marketings since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance was 15,000 head, up 5,000 head from last year but unchanged from the previous month.

The percent of July placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 16 percent; 600-699 pounds, 19 percent; 700-799 pounds, 33 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 32 percent.