LINCOLN — The number of cattle in feedlots in Nebraska and nationwide shrank last month, so beef prices are likely to remain high.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said there were 2.08 million cattle in Nebraska feedlots on Aug. 1. That’s 7 percent lower than last year.

Nationally there were 10 million cattle in feedlots on Aug. 1. That figure was 6 percent lower than 2012.

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