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Placements Fall Sharply in Southern Plains- Down 16 Percent in Texas and 17 Percent in Oklahoma in Latest Cattle on Feed Report

Mon, 28 May 2018 04:34:01 CDT

Placements Fall Sharply in Southern Plains- Down 16 Percent in Texas and 17 Percent in Oklahoma in Latest Cattle on Feed Report This report contains results from the May 2018 Cattle on Feed Survey collected during the first two weeks of May- with the results released on Friday May 25th by the regional office of NASS based in Austin, Texas. Results from the next monthly survey will be made available on June 22, 2018.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.63 million head on May 1, 2018, up 7 percent from a year ago. Producers placed 385 thousand head in commercial feedlots during April, down 16 percent from a year ago. Texas commercial feeders marketed 445 thousand head during April, down 1 percent from 2017.

On May 1, there were 2.29 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 87 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was up 5 percent from last year but down 3 percent from the April 1 total. April placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 331 thousand head, down 18 percent from the March total. Marketings were up 6 percent from last month at 384 thousand head.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Oklahoma feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 310 thousand head on May 1, 2018, unchanged from a year ago. Producers placed 60 thousand head in commercial feedlots during April, down 17 percent from a year ago. Oklahoma commercial feeders marketed 59 thousand head during April, down 2 percent from 2017. Other disappearance during April totaled 1 thousand head, down 1,000 head from a year ago.

To view the report released on Friday afternoon- including the graphs and details associated with the on feed numbers in both states- click on the PDF file link below- and to get details on the numbers nationally- as well as the interview on the report that our Associate Farm Director Carson Horn did with Jim Robb of the Livestock Market Information Center, Click or tap here.


Source- USDA-NASS Southern Plains Region



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