Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.32 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year.
Placements during May totaled 460,000 head, the same as 2012 which was the highest Mayplacements since the data series began in 1994.
Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 510,000 head, down 6 percent from last year.
Other disappearance during May totaled 20,000 head, equal to a year ago.