U.S., Iowa cattle inventory off slightly
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million on Nov. 1., down 1% from a year earlier.
However, the national herd has grown 3% since the Oct. 1 survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week.
Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.25 million head, 2% above 2020. Net placements were 2.19 million head.
Iowa’s cattle herd in feedlots with...
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