Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.50 million cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 3 percent from last year.

Placements during February totaled 430,000 head, up 26 percent from 2013. This is the largest number of placements for February since the data series began in 1994.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of February totaled 375,000 head, up 1 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during February totaled 15,000 head, up 50 percent from last year.