Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.37 million cattle on feed on November 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during October totaled 630,000 head, up 7 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of October totaled 455,000 head, up 7 percent from last year. This is the highest October marketings since the data series began in 1994.

Other disappearance during October totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.