Nebraska is again the leading state in cattle feeding.
State Agriculture Department Director Greg Ibach says the latest USDA statistics show that Nebraska had 2.55 million cattle in feedlots on Jan. 1. That was ahead of Texas' 2.51 million and Kansas' 2.18 million.
Ibach says Nebraska has become the leader in cattle feeding because of the benefit of having corn and ethanol producers nearby to help make food for the animals.
To help promote the industry, the state has put together an online directory of cattle feeders: http://tinyurl.com/NEcattlefeeders.