Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,050,000 on September 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 3 percent from August 1, 2014 and down 2 percent from September 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 580,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month but up 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 470,000 head on feed, down 2 percent from last month and down 10 percent from last year.

Placements during August totaled 120,000 head, an increase of 26 percent from last month but down 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 63,000 head, up 13 percent from last month but down 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 57,000 head. This is up 46 percent from last month but down 22 percent from last year.

Marketings for August were 143,000 head, down 11 percent from last month but up 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 80,000 head, up 8 percent from last month and up 10 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 63,000 head, down 27 percent from last month and down 9 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.