You are on page 1of 2

United States Department of Agriculture

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Cattle on Feed
Southern Plains Regional Field Office · Post Office Box 70, Austin, Texas 78767 · 800-626-3142 · www.nass.usda.gov
Cooperating with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and Texas Department of Agriculture

October 19, 2018 Contact: Carol Pittman or Jason Hardegree

This report contains results from the October 2018 Cattle on Feed Survey collected during the first two weeks of
October. Data provided by Oklahoma and Texas producers are the foundation of the estimates made for the
Southern Plains region. We would like to thank all producers who responded to the survey. Results from the next
monthly survey will be made available on November 21, 2018.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled
2.66 million head on October 1, 2018, up 2 percent from a year ago. Producers placed 395 thousand head in
commercial feedlots during September, down 10 percent from a year ago. Texas commercial feeders marketed
405 thousand head during September, down 2 percent from 2017.

On October 1, there were 2.32 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 2 percent from last year but down 1 percent from
the September 1 total. September placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 351 thousand head, down
3 percent from the August total. Marketings were down 8 percent from last month at 360 thousand head.

Texas Cattle on Feed Inventory
2,800

2,700
thousand head

2,600

2,500

2,400
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2016 2017 2018

Texas Cattle and Calves on Feed in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlots, by District
District District District District District District Other State
Cattle and Calves
11 12 21 70 81 96 districts total
1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head
1
On feed September 1, 2018 ........................ 2,336 156 49 18 38 55 28 2,680
Placed on feed during September .................. 351 27 2 2 5 4 4 395
Fed cattle marketed during September........... 360 23 3 4 5 5 5 405
Other disappearance during September 2 ..... 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
On feed October 1, 2018 1 ............................. 2,318 159 48 16 38 54 27 2,660
1 Cattle and calves on feed are animals for slaughter market being fed a ration of grain or other concentrates and are expected to
produce a carcass that will grade select or better.
2 Included death losses, movement from feedlots to pasture and shipments to other feedlots for further feeding.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992
(English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD)or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Oklahoma feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled
325 thousand head on October 1, 2018, up 2 percent from a year ago. Producers placed 55 thousand head in
commercial feedlots during September, down 13 percent from a year ago. Oklahoma commercial feeders
marketed 48 thousand head during September, down 14 percent from 2017. Other disappearance during
September totaled 2 thousand head, unchanged from a year ago.

Oklahoma Cattle on Feed Inventory
340
330
320
thousand head

310
300
290
280
270
260
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2016 2017 2018

Cattle and Calves: Placements, Marketings, Other Disappearance and
Inventory in 1,000+ Capacity Feedlot
Cattle and Calves
On feed Placed on feed Marketed Other Disappearance On feed
State
September 1 during September during September during September October 1
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head
Arizona ..................... 244 295 20 24 15 23 1 1 248 295
California .................. 420 525 56 48 44 49 2 4 430 520
Colorado .................. 860 900 250 235 165 150 5 5 940 980
Idaho ........................ 240 255 55 49 48 39 2 5 245 260
Iowa ......................... 640 680 106 89 95 75 1 4 650 690
Kansas ..................... 2,220 2,310 435 445 390 375 15 10 2,250 2,370
Minnesota ................ 120 125 26 24 25 18 1 1 120 130
Nebraska.................. 2,150 2,330 570 520 420 410 10 10 2,290 2,430
Oklahoma................ 315 320 63 55 56 48 2 2 320 325
South Dakota ........... 215 200 48 59 42 42 1 2 220 215
Texas ....................... 2,590 2,680 440 395 415 405 15 10 2,600 2,660
Washington .............. 200 210 34 44 33 33 1 1 200 220
Other States ............. 290 295 47 64 35 52 2 2 300 305
United States ........... 10,504 11,125 2,150 2,051 1,783 1,719 58 57 10,813 11,400

Cattle on Feed: Number Placed on Feed by Weight Group,
1,000+ Capacity Feedlots1
During September 2017
State
Under 600 lbs 600-699 lbs 700-799 lbs 800-899 lbs 900+ lbs 2 Total
1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head
Colorado ..................... 30 25 50 75 70 250
Kansas ........................ 60 90 130 105 50 435
Nebraska..................... 55 60 110 160 185 570
Texas .......................... 140 110 120 60 10 440
Other States ................ 120 55 80 115 85 455

United States .............. 405 340 490 515 400 2,150
During September 2018
State
Under 600 lbs 600-699 lbs 700-799 lbs 800-899 lbs 900+ lbs 2 Total
1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head
Colorado ..................... 30 25 45 70 65 235
Kansas ........................ 65 90 130 100 60 445
Nebraska..................... 55 55 85 140 185 520
Texas .......................... 145 105 90 45 10 395
Other States ................ 130 55 80 111 80 456

United States .............. 425 330 430 466 400 2,051
1 Oklahoma is included in Other States.
2 For the U.S., the 900+ category represents the sum of 900-999 pound and 1,000+ pound weight groups.

Cattle on Feed (October 2018)
USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Southern Plains Regional Field Office