Idaho Cattle on Feed up 5 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Idaho from feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head on September 1, 2012 totaled 205,000 head, up 5 percent from the previous year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The cattle on feed inventory is up 8 percent from August 1, 2012. Placements of cattle in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during August totaled 53,000 head, up 23 percent from August 2011 placements. Marketings of cattle from feedlots with 1,000 head or more during August totaled 37,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head during August.



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