The number of cattle in Kansas feedlots on Oct. 1 was up 3 percent from a year ago, according to a report by the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service.
There were 2.22 million head in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more. That was also 8 percent more than were in the state's feedlots on Sept. 1.
The inventory included 1.21 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 1.01 million head, up 9 percent from Oct. 1, 2008.
U.S. feedlots showed an inventory increase of .6 percent over 2008 for the first year-over-year increase since April 2008.