Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.45 million head on September 1, 2015, unchanged from a year ago. Producers placed 385 thousand head in commercial feedlots during August, down 6 percent from a year ago. Texas commercial feeders marketed 360 thousand head during August, down 13 percent from 2014.
On September 1, there were 2.17 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 88 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was up slightly from both last year and the August 1 total. August placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 344 thousand head, up 7 percent from the July total. Marketings were down 8 percent from last month to 326 thousand head.