Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.05 million cattle on feed on November 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 8 percent from last year.
Placements during October totaled 470,000 head, up 24 percent from 2012.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of October totaled 400,000 head, up 10 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during October totaled 20,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.