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Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending APRIL 18, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending APRIL 18, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Snow and rain slowed fieldwork in areas last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern counties received snow with good moisture content, boosting soil moisture supplies.   County reports noted winter wheat development was behind in some areas. More moisture is needed […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continued, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but soil temperatures remained cold. A county report noted cold temperatures held winter wheat progress back slightly in […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 4-2-21

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 4-2-21

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry conditions allowed fieldwork to continue without delay last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received limited precipitation in areas, but most remained dry. Above normal temperatures were observed. Concerns remained for pasture and range condition if more moisture isn’t […]

USDA Highlights Prospective Plantings Report for March, 2021

USDA Highlights Prospective Plantings Report for March, 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.28 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2021, down 140,000 acres, or 10 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1st Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions total 410,000 […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork continued last week amid scattered precipitation events, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received isolated moisture that supported soil moisture supplies, but warmer temperatures and high winds were also noted. Producers continued preparing for spring planting. Calving and lambing progressed, supported […]

Livestock Slaughter, February 2021 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter, February 2021 U.S. Highlights

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.39 billion pounds in February, down 1 percent from the 4.45 billion pounds produced in February 2020. Beef production, at 2.11 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.52 million head, down 2 percent from February 2020. The average […]

March Cattle on Feed Report from USDA

March Cattle on Feed Report from USDA

  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 March 1, 2021. The latest inventory was down 2 percent from February 1, 2021 but up 5 percent from March 1, 2020. Cattle […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending March 14

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending March 14

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A significant spring storm brought feet of snow to some areas, good rain to others, and improved soil moisture supplies, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Heaviest amounts were reported in northern and eastern counties as well as the high country. In northeastern counties, producers […]

Livestock Slaughter Report, January 2021

Livestock Slaughter Report, January 2021

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.80 billion pounds in January, down 3 percent from the 4.96 billion pounds produced in January 2020 Beef production, at 2.31 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.74 million head, down 5 percent from January 2020. […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Drought maintained its grip across the state, but seasonal moisture during February brought a little relief to areas and improved soil moisture, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, winter wheat benefitted from snow cover and received moisture was welcome throughout the district. […]

Farms and Land in Farms USDA Report, February 21, 2021

Farms and Land in Farms USDA Report, February 21, 2021

  COLORADO The number of farms and ranches in Colorado in 2020 totaled 38,800, up 100 operations from the 2019 estimate. Total land in farms in Colorado, at 31.8 million acres, was unchanged from the 2019 estimate. The average size of farm was 820 acres, compared to 822 acres the previous year. UNITED STATES The […]

Cattle on Feed, February 19, 2021

Cattle on Feed, February 19, 2021

CATTLE ON FEED 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 1,120,000 head as of February 1, 2021. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2021 and up 3 percent from February 1, […]

CATTLE INVENTORY JANUARY 1, 2021

CATTLE INVENTORY JANUARY 1, 2021

    Colorado The January 1, 2021 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.65 million head, down 4 percent from the January 1, 2020 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 659,000 head, were […]

CATTLE ON FEED  -  January 2021

CATTLE ON FEED – January 2021

COLORADO  Contact: Bill Meyer (800) 392-3202 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 1.11 million head as of January 1, 2021. The latest inventory was down 2 percent from December  1, 2020 but up 2 percent […]

Livestock Slaughter - December 2020

Livestock Slaughter – December 2020

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.85 billion pounds in December, up 3 percent from the 4.73 billion pounds produced in December 2019. Beef production, at 2.32 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.78 million head, up 1 percent from December 2019. The […]