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Nebraska Cattle on Feed Down 4 Percent
Nebraska Ag Connection - 06/24/2019

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.43 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during May totaled 460,000 head, down 1 percent from 2018.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of May totaled 570,000 head, unchanged from last year.

Other disappearance during May totaled 20,000 head, down 5,000 head from last year.

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on June 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above June 1, 2018. This is the highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.06 million head, 3 percent below 2018. Net placements were 1.99 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 370,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 305,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 500,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 539,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 235,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 115,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 2.07 million head, 1 percent above 2018.

Other disappearance totaled 72,000 head during May, 1 percent below 2018.

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