Iowa Cattle on Feed up 5 percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,260,000 on November 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up nine percent from October 1, 2013 and up five percent from November 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 590,000 head on feed, up five percent from last month but unchanged from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 670,000 head on feed, up 12 percent from last month and up nine percent from last year.

Placements during October totaled 292,000 head, an increase of 29 percent from last month and up five percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 128,000 head, up 27 percent from last month but down 12 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 164,000 head. This is up 31 percent from last month and up 24 percent from last year.

Marketings for October were 187,000 head, down two percent from last month and down 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 96,000 head, up eight percent from last month but down 33 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 91,000 head, down 10 percent from last month but up 21 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.



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