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Ag stats: Colorado cattle on feed highlights – June 2022

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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 July 1, 2022.

The latest inventory was 3 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but unchanged from the July 1, 2021 inventory.

The inventory included 570,000 steers and steer calves, down 4 percent from the previous year. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 490,000 head, are up 5 percent from a year ago.

Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 165,000 head of fed cattle during June 2022. This was 6 percent above the previous month’s marketings and 14 percent above the marketings one year earlier.

An estimated 140,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during June, 15 percent below the previous month’s placements, but 8 percent above June 2021 placements. Of the number placed in June, 21 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 18 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 21 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 21 percent weighed 800 to 899 pounds and 18 percent weighed 900 pounds or greater.

Other disappearance for June, at 5,000 head, was down 5,000 head from last month and the same as last year.