Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.24 million cattle on feed on October 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 2 percent from last year.

Placements during September totaled 520,000 head, up 2 percent from 2013.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of September totaled 400,000 head, up 3 percent from last year. This is the highest September marketings since the data series began in 1994.

Other disappearance during September totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Access the National publication for this release at:

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CattOnFe//2010s/2014/CattOnFe-10-24-2014.pdf

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