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 1,180,000 on July 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 4 percent from June 1, 2013 and down 4 percent from July 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 580,000 head on feed, down 5 percent from last month and down 6 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 600,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month and down 2 percent from last year.

Placements during June totaled 122,000 head, an increase of 17 percent from last month and up 1 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 47,000 head, down 28 percent from last month and down 23 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 75,000 head. This is up 92 percent from last month and up 25 percent from last year.

Marketings for June were 166,000 head, up 29 percent from last month but down 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 75,000 head, up 4 percent from last month but down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 91,000 head, up 60 percent from last month but down 13 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.



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