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Iowa COF decreases 2 percent

By Staff | Jun 10, 2014

Placements

up 8 percent from March

By USDA-National

Agricultural Statistics Service

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1.26 million head on April 1.

The inventory is down 2 percent from March 1, and down 5,000 head from April 1, 2013.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 670,000 head on feed, unchanged from last month, but up 6 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 595,000 head on feed, down 4 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 121,000 head, a decrease of 8 percent from last month, but up 2 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 71,000 head, down 17 percent from last month and down 1 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 50,000 head. This is up 11 percent from last month, and up 6 percent from last year.

Cattle marketed during March tallied 141,000 head, up 32 percent from last month and up 6 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 69,000 head, down 7 percent from last month, but up 1 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 72,000 head, up 39,000 head from last month and up 11 percent from last year.

Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

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