Iowa Cattle on Feed down 2 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,135,000 on August 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office.

The inventory is down 4 percent from July 1, 2013 and down 2 percent from August 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 560,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 575,000 head on feed, down 4 percent from last month but up 4 percent from last year.

Placements during July totaled 106,000 head, a decrease of 13 percent from last month but an increase of 12 percent from a year ago.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 48,000 head, up 2 percent from last month but down 8 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 58,000 head. This is down 23 percent from last month but up 35 percent from last year. Marketings for July were 144,000 head, down 13 percent from last month and down 15 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 64,000 head, down 15 percent from last month and down 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 80,000 head, down 12 percent from last month and down 20 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.



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