Iowa Cattle on Feed down 8 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,140,000 on September 1, 2012 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 1 percent from August 1, 2012, but up 8 percent from September 1, 2011.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 590,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month, but up 11 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 550,000 head on feed, down 1 percent from last month, but up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 159,000 head, an increase of 67 percent from last month and up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 76,000 head, up 46 percent from last month, but down 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 83,000 head. This is up 93 percent from last month and up 30 percent from last year.

Marketings for August were 169,000 head, down 1 percent from last month and down 13 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 84,000 head, up 20 percent from last month, but down 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 85,000 head, down 15 percent from last month and last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.



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