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Iowa cattle rises 4 percent

By Staff | Dec 30, 2014

IOWA

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1.13 million head on Dec. 1.

The inventory is up 4 percent from Nov. 1, but down 7 percent from Dec. 1, 2013.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 610,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month, but unchanged from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 520,000 head on feed, up 5 percent from last month, but down 13 percent from last year.

Placements during November totaled 227,000 head, unchanged from October, but down 10 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 117,000 head, down 11 percent from last month and down 4 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 110,000 head. This is up 16 percent from last month, but down 15 percent from last year.

Marketings for November were 175,000 head, up 5 percent from last month, but down 10 percent from last year.

Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 95,000 head, down 5 percent from last month and last year.

Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 80,000 head, up 21 percent from last month, but down 16 percent from last year.

Other disappearance totaled 7,000 head.

U.S.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on Dec. 1.

The inventory was 1 percent above Dec. 1, 2013.

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.79 million, 4 percent below 2013. Net placements were 1.72 million head.

During November, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 550,000; 600-699 pounds were 440,000; 700-799 pounds were 362,000; and 800 pounds and greater were 440,000.

For the month of November, placements are the second lowest since the series began in 1996.

Marketing of fed cattle during November totaled 1.48 million, 11 percent below 2013. November marketings are the lowest since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 74,000 during November, 9 percent above 2013.

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