Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.24 million cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was up 11 percent from last year. This is the highest September inventory since the data series began in 1994.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 470,000 head, up 6 percent from 2011.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 445,000 head, up 11 percent from last year. This is the highest August marketings since the data series began in 1994.

Other disappearance during August totaled 15,000 head, the same as August 2011.