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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2019 --/-- UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2019 –/– UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.55 billion pounds in April, up 6 percent from the 4.28 billion pounds produced in April 2018. Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.83 million head, up 7 percent from April 2018. The average live weight […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

COLORADO 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 1,060,000 head as of May 1, 2019. The latest inventory is the same as last month’s inventory but 13 percent above the May 1, 2018 inventory. Cattle feeders […]

Hans Friederichs Selected as Construction Trades Faculty at Lamar Community College

Hans Friederichs Selected as Construction Trades Faculty at Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College is excited to announce the hire of Hans Friederichs as the new Construction Trades faculty member at Lamar Community College for the upcoming school year. “Mr. Friederichs comes with a lot of experience in construction, and he is continuing the work of creating a state-of-the-art Construction Trades […]

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

    Since its inception, the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has used a 2% pillow tax on motel room usage to fund advertising for specific events intended to draw visitors to the county for an overnight stay. This is a common practice used by almost every community in Colorado and neighboring states, although the […]

Stolzenberger Awarded 4-H Scholarship

Stolzenberger Awarded 4-H Scholarship

The 2019 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarship was awarded to Molly Stolzenberger of Eads High School. A nine-year 4-H member, Stolzenberger has been a strong role model and mentor for youth in Kiowa County and southeast Colorado.  In 4-H, she focused on leadership and community service activities.  Stolzenberger was responsible for planning and leading the […]

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

  ARIZONA Arizona honey production in 2018 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 912,000 pounds, up 4 percent from 2017. There were 24,000 colonies producing honey in 2018, up 9 percent from 2017. Yield per colony averaged 38 pounds, down 5 percent from the 40 pounds in 2017. Producer honey stocks were 109,000 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2019

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 9,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,765,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,300 and government increased 1,200. March estimates were revised up to 2,755,700, and the over the month change from February to March was an […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

USDA - CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

USDA – CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2019, is forecast at 88.15 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 26 percent above last year’s production of 70.20 million […]

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

    Las Animas, CO- The natural and cultural history of southeastern Colorado will be on display during the 14th annual Bent on Birding Festival and 22nd annual Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours, Thursday, May 16th through Sunday, May 19th in Bent County. The four-event centers on birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the […]

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

            WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support […]

Ag Prices Received, March Update

Ag Prices Received, March Update

UNITED STATES March Prices Received Index Up 2.8 Percent The March Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 91.9, increased 2.8 percent from February 2019. At 85.7, the Crop Production Index increased 2.1 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.5, increased 3.0 percent. Producers received higher prices for lettuce, cattle, milk, and broilers but lower prices […]

The Butterflies are Free !

The Butterflies are Free !

    Fifty genuine Monarch butterflies, purchased for Lamar Welcome Center volunteers and Chamber of Commerce Directors from a Florida grow-farm, went into semi-hibernation earlier this week and were revived from the warmth of numerous Colorado hands this past Wednesday, May 1st in Lamar, Colorado, now recognized as the only Monarch City USA in the […]

Two Lamar Community College Students Named to CCCS Rising Star List

Two Lamar Community College Students Named to CCCS Rising Star List

  (Lamar, CO) – Two graduating Lamar Community College (LCC) students were named to the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) annual Rising Star list. Rayce Coen and James Moffett were celebrated along with 25 students from across Colorado, one college employee and one college president on April 9 at the Auraria Campus. “This is a […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MARCH 2019 - US HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MARCH 2019 – US HIGHLIGHTS

      Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.43 billion pounds in March, down 2 percent from the 4.52 billion pounds produced in March 2018. Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.65 million head, down 2 percent from March 2018. The […]