Iowa Cattle on Feed up 2 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,205,000 on November 1, 2012 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 5 percent from October 1, 2012 and up 2 percent from November 1, 2011. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 590,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month but up 4 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 615,000 head on feed, up 10 percent from last month and up 1 percent from last year.

Placements during October totaled 278,000 head, an increase of 55 percent from last month but unchanged from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 146,000 head, up 64 percent from last month and up 7 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 132,000 head. This is up 47 percent from last month but down 6 percent from last year.

Marketings for October were 218,000 head, up 33 percent from last month and up 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 143,000 head, up 64 percent from last month and up 24 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 75,000 head, down 3 percent from last month and down 23 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.



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