Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.56 million cattle on feed on December 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 inventory for any month since the data series began in 1994.
Placements in feedlots during November totaled 480,000 head, up 8 percent from 2010.
Marketings of fed cattle during November totaled 375,000 head, 5 percent below last year. Other disappearance during November totaled 15,000 head, up 50 percent from 2010.