Nebraska

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.37 million cattle on feed Feb. 1, according to the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service.

This inventory was up 10% from last year and Feb. 1, 1998.

Fed cattle marketings for January totaled 420,000 head, up 5% from last year and two years ago.

Placements during January totaled 500,000 head up 11% from last year and 28% above two years ago. Other disappearance during January totaled 10,000 head, compared with 10,000 head during January, 1999, and 10,000 head during January, 1998.

Cattle on feed Feb. 1, in the historic seven states for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 9.89 million, up 11% from the previous year and 8% above Feb. 1, 1998.

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.93 million, 15% above 1999 and 29% above 1998.

Marketings during January totaled 1.75 million. 1% above 1999 and 3% above 1998. Other disappearance during January was 51,000 head, 9% above last year, but 35% below 1998.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market, in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 11.58 million head Feb. 1. The inventory was 10% above Feb. 1, 1999, and 7% above Feb. 1, 1998.

Placements in feedlots during January totaled 2.23 million, 15% above 1999 and 29% above 1998. Net placements were 2.16 million. During January placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 494,000; 600 to 699 pounds, 696,000; 700 to 799 pounds, 654,000; and 800 pounds and greater 382,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 2.05 million, 1% above 1999 and 3% above 1998. Other disappearance totaled 69,000 during January, 1% below 1999 and 30% below 1998.

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