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 1,330,000 on March 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 1 percent from February 1, 2013 but down 4 percent from March 1, 2012.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month but down 4 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 690,000 head on feed, up 1 percent from last month but down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 140,000 head, a decrease of 26 percent from last month but up 4 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 71,000 head, down 29 percent from last month and down 16 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 69,000 head. This is down 23 percent from last month but up 38 percent from last year. Marketings for February were 123,000 head, down 15 percent from last month but up 3 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, down 12 percent from last month but up 10 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 55,000 head, down 18 percent from last month and down 4 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.



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