Lincoln, NE – Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.44 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This
inventory was down 4 percent from last year.
Placements during March totaled 455,000 head, up 3 percent from 2015. This is the largest number of placements for March since the data series began in 1994.
Fed cattle marketing for the month of March totaled 425,000 head, up 8 percent from last year. Other disappearance during March totaled 10,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.
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