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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

  Warm and dry weather interspersed with isolated moisture advanced spring crop development ahead of average gains for this time of year, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, continued hot and windy conditions depleted soil moisture supplies and crop stress from lack of moisture […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2020-COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2020-COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2020, is forecast at 61.05 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 38 percent below last year’s production of 98.00 […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending May 3, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending May 3, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather was favorable for spring planting progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northeastern counties received measurable precipitation in areas which was very welcome. Isolated small hail was also reported. Late-week moisture benefitted winter wheat, but livestock producers […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2019 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2019 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Total red meat production for the United States totaled 55.1 billion pounds in 2019, 3 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 55.0 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 93.1 million pounds. Beef production totaled 27.2 billion pounds, […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2020

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2020

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on March 1, 2020 were 68.95 million bushels, down 7 percent from March 1, 2019, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   All corn stocks stored on farms […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending March 29, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending March 29, 2020

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork picked up in several localities last week amidst mostly dry and windy conditions, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Much of the state, except central counties, were experiencing abnormally to severe drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. In northeastern […]

CATTLE ON FEED-March 2020

CATTLE ON FEED-March 2020

  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 1,050,000 head as of March 1, 2020. The latest inventory was 4 percent below last month’s inventory of 1,100,000 head, but no change from the March 1, […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.45 billion pounds in February, up 7 percent from the 4.17 billion pounds produced in February 2019. Beef production, at 2.13 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, up 5 percent from February 2019. The average live weight […]

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

  ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2019 totaled 19,000, down 200 operations from the 2018 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was unchanged from the 2018 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,379 acres, compared to 1,365 acres the previous year. COLORADO The number […]

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 1,100,000 head as of February 1, 2020. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2020 and up 6 percent from February 1, 2019. Cattle feeders […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.96 billion pounds in January, up 5 percent from the 4.70 billion pounds produced in January 2019. Beef production, at 2.39 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year.  Cattle slaughter totaled 2.90 million head, up 2 percent from January 2019.  The average live weight […]

Cattle Inventory Report - February 1, 2020

Cattle Inventory Report – February 1, 2020

    COLORADO The January 1, 2020 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.80 million head, down 2 percent from the January 1, 2019 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 771,000 head, were […]

Colorado Crop and Condition Report, January 2020

Colorado Crop and Condition Report, January 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Minimal moisture during the month of January resulted in diminished topsoil moisture supplies across the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Eastern counties received almost no precipitation during January and western counties received isolated moisture and some significant snowfall at higher elevations. Reporters […]

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

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 1,090,000 head as of January 1, 2020. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from December 1, 2019, but up 8 percent from January 1, 2019. The inventory […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.73 billion pounds in December, up 8 percent from the 4.37 billion pounds produced in December 2018. Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.75 million head, up 7 percent from December 2018. The average live weight […]