Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.49 million cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 2 percent from last year.

Placements during January totaled 495,000 head, down 9 percent from 2014.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 450,000 head, down 4 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during January totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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