Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.39 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 3 percent from last year.
Placements during April totaled 450,000 head, up 22 percent from 2012. This is the highest April placements since the data series began in 1994. Fed cattle marketings for the month of April totaled 470,000 head, up 12 percent from last year. This is the highest April marketings since the data series began in 1994. Other disappearance during April totaled 10,000 head, down 10,000 head from a year ago.