Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.01 million cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 355,000 head, down 9 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 395,000 head, down 5 percent from last year. This is the lowest June marketings since the series began in 1994.

Other disappearance during June totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 from a year ago.