Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.46 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. The inventory was up 4 percent from last year. This is the highest May inventory since the data series began in 1994.
Placements in feedlots during April totaled 370,000 head, equal to last year and the highest April placements since the data series began in 1994.
Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 420,000 head, up 14 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during April totaled 20,000 head, compared to 10,000 head in 2011.