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

Placements during March totaled 410,000 head, up 3 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 395,000, head up 1 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during March totaled 15,000 head, up 5,000 head from a year ago.