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Nebraska June 1 Cattle on Feed Inventory Highest Ever
Nebraska Ag Connection - 06/22/2015

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.40 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 1 percent from last year. This is the highest June 1 inventory since the data series began in 1994.

Placements during May totaled 390,000 head, down 8 percent from 2014.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 470,000 head, down 3 percent from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 20,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on June 1. The inventory was 1 percent above June 1, 2014.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.71 million, 10 percent below 2014. Net placements were 1.63 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 355,000, 600-699 pounds were 260,000, 700-799 pounds were 389,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 710,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.71 million, 8 percent below 2014. May marketings are the lowest since the series began in 1996.

Other disappearance totaled 82,000 during May, 19 percent below 2014.

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