Iowa Cattle on Feed down 4 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,320,000 on February 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 3 percent from January 1, 2013 but down 4 percent from February 1, 2012 Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month but down 2 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 68 0,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month but down 7 percent from last year. Placements during January totaled 190,000 head, an increase of 17 percent from last month but down 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 100,000 head, up 22 percent from last month but down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 90,000 head. This is up 13 percent from last month but down 23 percent from last year.

Marketings for January were 144,000 head, unchanged from last month and up 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 77,000 head, up 13 percent from last month and up 10 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 67,000 head, down 12 percent from last month but up 8 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.



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