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CATTLE ON FEED

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 1,110,000 head as of October 1, 2020. The latest inventory was 7 percent above last month and 12 percent above the October 1, 2019 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

U.S. Livestock Slaughter-September 2020

U.S. Livestock Slaughter-September 2020

    UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.71 billion pounds in September, up 6 percent from the 4.44 billion pounds produced in September 2019. Beef production, at 2.35 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.81 million head, up 5 percent from September […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending October 18, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending October 18, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest continued ahead of average for most crops last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Conditions remained very dry. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, the entire state was experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. Over 59 percent of the […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending 10-11-20

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending 10-11-20

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week with above normal temperatures advanced harvest progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of most spring crops was ahead of average. In northeastern counties, corn for grain harvest progressed although moisture content was still high in several locales. […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition-Week Ending October 4, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition-Week Ending October 4, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry conditions across the state last week allowed corn for grain harvest to progress quickly, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Virtually no precipitation was received last week. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest neared completion and producers continued to seed winter wheat. Sugarbeet […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Overall, conditions were once again warm and dry in the state during the past week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Minor amounts of precipitation were received in some areas, but on average, there were seven days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending […]

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report – September 1, 2020

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report – September 1, 2020

    COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2020 was 650,000 head, down 11 percent from June 1, 2020 and down 18 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 165,000 head, was up 10,000 head from the previous quarter and up 5,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at […]

Livestock Slaughter – August 2020

Livestock Slaughter – August 2020

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.69 billion pounds in August, up 1 percent from the 4.65 billion pounds produced in August 2019.  Beef production, at 2.33 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, down 4 percent from August 2019. […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather persisted last week, allowing good harvest progress of spring crops and hay, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest picked up quickly due to dry weather and producers were preparing for grain harvest. County […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 million […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Widespread moisture received last week provided temporary relief to drought conditions but delayed fieldwork and harvest in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Northeastern counties experienced mixed weather including rain, hail, snow, and freezing temperatures. County reports noted no damage yet […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Extremely hot and dry weather persisted last week, pushing crop maturity and harvest progress, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, producers began corn silage harvest and harvest of millet. County reports continued to note failure of non-irrigated crops due […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending August 30, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending August 30, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Crops continued to mature quickly and barley harvest made good progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northwestern counties received isolated moisture, but overall pasture conditions continued to suffer from lack of consistent precipitation and hot weather. In northeastern counties, scattered […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions continued to deteriorate due to extreme heat and worsening drought, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern counties received isolated moisture last week, but was not enough to improve local conditions. A county report indicated producers were noting more failure of non-irrigated crops […]