Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.42 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office.

This inventory was down 4 percent from last year. Placements during March totaled 400,000 head, down 9 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 400,000 head, down 13 percent from last year. Other disappearance during March totaled 10,000 head, down 10,000 head from a year ago.