Nebraska Cattle on Feed Grows 11 Percent as of September 1

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The number of cattle in Nebraska feedlots has grown 11 percent over last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the 2.24 million cattle in Nebraska feedlots on Sept. 1 was the highest figure since the count began in 1994.

Nationwide, the number of cattle and calves on feed was 10.6 million. That's 1 percent below last September.

The figures are from feedlots with capacities of greater than 1,000 cattle.

Placements in Nebraska feedlots during August totaled 470,000 head of cattle. That's 6 percent higher than in 2011.

The marketings of fed cattle in the state during August totaled 445,000 head. That's up 11 percent over last year.

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