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MANHATTAN — For the week ending Jan. 24, topsoil moisture supplies rated 21 percent very short, 34 percent short, 42 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Subsoil moisture supplies rated 16 percent very short, 37 percent short, 46 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Winter wheat condition rated 7 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 33 percent fair,

40 percent good and 3 percent excellent.

Cattle On Feed

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.50 million cattle on feed on Jan. 1. This inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements during December totaled 440,000 head, up 1 percent from 2019.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of December totaled 425,000 head, down 1 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during December totaled 15,000 head, unchanged head from last year.

Milk Production

Milk production in Kansas during December 2020 totaled 353 million pounds, up 5 percent from December 2019.

The average number of milk cows was 173,000 head, 6,000 head more than December 2019. Milk production per cow averaged 2,040 pounds.

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