Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.53 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 2 percent from last year.

Placements during March totaled 440,000 head, up 7 percent from 2014. This is the largest number of placements for March since the data series began in 1994.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 395,000 head, unchanged from last year.

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