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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dustin Vande Hoef
515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)
or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov

 
 

CLARINDA LIVESTOCK AUCTION JOINS 14 OTHER SALE BARNS COVERED BY MARKET REPORTERS AT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s livestock market reporters have recently begun coverage of feeder cattle sales at the Clarinda Livestock Auction in Clarinda, Iowa. 

“Adding this livestock market allows the Department to capture a more complete picture of feeder cattle inventory and sales figures for both southwestern Iowa and for Iowa as a whole. We recognize that it is extremely important to livestock farmers to have timely and accurate information on livestock prices in their area, so we’re pleased that this can add coverage of this market,” Northey said.

The Livestock Market Reporting Program in Iowa has been collecting and recording data for over 60 years.  In 2016, IDALS six livestock reporters collected sales figures on over 350,000 head of feeder cattle at 14 locations, more than 50,000 head of fed/slaughter cattle at three livestock auctions, 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 done in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).  Information collected from each sale report is available on the Department’s website at http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/agMarketing/livestockAuctions.asp.  In addition to these reports, the USDA uses collected information to compile numerous summary reports found on their website.

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