Nebraska: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained almost 2.2 million cattle on feed on Oct. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. The inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 550,000 head, the same as last year.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 395,000 head, up 1 percent from last year. These were the most marketed during September since the series began in 1993. Other disappearance during September totaled 5,000 head, compared with 10,000 head a year ago.

Iowa: There were 1,180,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on Oct. 1, down 1 percent from Sept. 1, but up 1 percent from Oct. 1, 2008. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 520,000 head on feed, up 2 percent from last month and up 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 660,000 head on feed, down 4 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last year.

Placements during September totaled 219,000 head, up 49 percent from last month and up 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 105,000 head, up 42 percent from last month and up 30 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 114,000 head. This is up 56 percent from last month, but unchanged from last year.

Marketings for September were 227,000 head, up 44 percent from last month and up 39 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 94,000 head, up 29 percent from last month and up 25 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 133,000 head, up 56 percent from last month and up 51 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.

Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Oct. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.22 million head, up 3 percent from a year ago and up 8 percent from Sept. 1. The inventory included 1.21 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 55 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 1.01 million head, up 9 percent from 2008. Placements during September totaled 510,000 head, up 5 percent from a year ago but 7 percent below August 2009 placements of 550,000 head. Marketings during September totaled 330,000 head, 17 percent below September 2008 and 19 percent below August 2009.

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