Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Idaho from feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head on January 1, 2013 totaled 230,000 head, unchanged from the previous year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The cattle on feed inventory is down 6 percent from December 1, 2012. Placements of cattle in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during December totaled 26,000 head, down 10,000 head from December 2011 placements. Marketings of cattle from feedlots with 1,000 head or more during December totaled 40,000 head, up 6,000 head from last month but unchanged from a year ago. Other disappearance totaled 1,000 head during December.