Iowa Cattle on Feed up 1 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,160,000 on October 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office.

The inventory is up 3 percent from September 1, 2013 and up 1 percent from October 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 560,000 head on feed, up 2 percent from last month but down 5 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 600,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month and up 7 percent from last year.

Placements during September totaled 226,000 head, an increase of 59 percent from last month and up 26 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 101,000 head, up 53 percent from last month and up 13 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 125,000 head. This is up 64 percent from last month and up 39 percent from last year.

Marketings for September were 190,000 head, up 36 percent from last month and up 16 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 89,000 head, up 22 percent from last month and up 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 101,000 head, up 51 percent from last month and up 31 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.



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