Cattle on feed numbers released
High Plains Journal
Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.8 million head on Feb. 1, down 8 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas Field Office, the estimate was down 2 percent from the Jan. 1 level. Producers placed 340,000 head in commercial feedlots during January, down 37 percent from a year ago, and down 8 percent from the December 2006 total.