- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says the number of cattle in large Nebraska feedlots is down 2 percent compared to January of last year.

The report says feedlots with capacities of more than 1,000 head contained 2.42 million cattle as of Jan. 1.

Cattle placements for the month of December totaled 390,000 head, up 1 percent from 2014. About 440,000 fed cattle were marketed for the month of December, unchanged from the previous year.

The report was compiled by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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