Iowa Cattle on Feed down 5 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,260,000 on May 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 4 percent from April 1, 2013 and down 6 percent from May 1, 2012.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 620,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, down 6 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during April totaled 140,000 head, an increase of 7 percent from last month and up 32 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 89,000 head, up 25 percent from last month and up 62 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 51,000 head. This is down 15 percent from last month and unchanged from last year.

Marketings for April were 185,000 head, up 28 percent from last month and up 35 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 97,000 head, up 26 percent from last month and up 35 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 88,000 head, up 29 percent from last month and up 35 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.



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