Nebraska cattle on feed down slightly

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.45 million cattle on feed on Feb. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down slightly from last year.

Placements during January totaled 540,000 head, up 10 percent from 2016.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 450,000 head, up 3 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during January totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.

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