Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado -/- U.S.


The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 860,000 head as of September 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 2 percent below last month but 8 percent above the September 1, 2016 inventory.

Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 190,000 head of fed cattle during August 2017. This was 19 percent above last month’s marketings and 9 percent above marketings one year earlier. An estimated 175,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during August 2017, 52 percent above the previous month’s placements and 3 percent above August 2016 placements.

Of the number placed in August, 14 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 11 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 17 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 29 percent weighed from 800-899 pounds, and 29 percent weighed 900 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for August, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and last year.


Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.5 million head on September 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above September 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during August totaled 1.93 million head, 3 percent above 2016. Net placements were 1.88 million head.

During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 285,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 418,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 485,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 270,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 110,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.98 million head, 6 percent above 2016.  Other disappearance totaled 49,000 head during August, 20 percent above 2016.

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