Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.50 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 2 percent from last year. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the data series began in 1994.

Placements during April totaled 390,000 head, down 7 percent from 2014.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of April totaled 405,000 head, down 2 percent from last year.

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