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.