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(Neb.)-Cattle On Feed Number Grows 11 Percent As Of September 1st

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 09/24/2012 09:51 AM
     LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - 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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