Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.18 million cattle on feed on July 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

This inventory was down 4 percent from last year. Placements during June totaled 350,000 head, down 9 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 480,000 head, up 3 percent from last year. Other disappearance during June totaled 10,000 head, equal to a year ago.