Saturday Morning Cattle Report

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Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,080,000 on August 1, 2014, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 6 percent from July 1, 2014, but unchanged from August 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 600,000 head on feed, down 3 percent from last month but up 7 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 480,000 head on feed, down 9 percent from last month and down 8 percent from last year.

Placements

during July totaled 95,000 head, an increase of 1 percent from last month but down 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 56,000 head, up 4 percent from last month and up 17 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 39,000 head. This is down 2 percent from last month and down 30 percent from last year.

Marketings

for July were 160,000 head, up 16 percent from last month and up 17 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 74,000 head, up 6 percent from last month and up 16 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 86,000 head, up 26 percent from last month and up 18 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 5,000 head.

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