TOPEKA, KS, August, 22, 2014 -- Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 1.90 million cattle on feed on August 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 5 percent from last year. This is the lowest August inventory since 1996.
Placements during July totaled 400,000 head, down 6 percent from 2013. This is the lowest July placements since the series began in 1994.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of July totaled 390,000 head, down 9 percent from last year. This is the lowest July marketings since the series began in 1994.
Other disappearance during July totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.
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