LINCOLN — Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.56 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

April placements of 435,000 head were up 4 percent from 2018, while fed cattle marketings of 440,000 head were up 2 percent.

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