Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.09 million cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

This inventory was down 7 percent from last year. Placements during August totaled 440,000 head, down 6 percent from 2012. Fed cattle marketings for the month of August totaled 420,000 head, down 6 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during August totaled 10,000 head, down 33 percent from a year ago.