Iowa Ag Department expands livestock market reporting

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s livestock market reporters recently began coverage of feeder cattle sales at the Clarinda Livestock Auction in southwest Iowa.

Program provides valuable information
The Livestock Market Reporting Program in Iowa has been collecting and recording data for over 60 years. In 2016, the six livestock reporters who work for the department collected sales figures on over 350,000 head of feeder cattle at 14 locations. They also collected sale data and prices on more than 50,000 head of fed cattle or slaughter cattle at three livestockauctions, and sales data on 30,000 head of goats and sheep.

The livestock markets covered by the department are located in Bloomfield, Centerville, Creston, Denison, Dunlap, Humeston, Kalona, Knoxville, Lamoni, Russell, Sheldon, Sigourney, Tama, Sioux Center and Clarinda. The program is conducted in cooperation with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

Source: Wallaces Farmer