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 June 1, 2022. This latest inventory is unchanged from last month's inventory and 1 percent above the June 1, 2021 inventory.
Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 155,000 head of fed cattle during May 2022, 9 percent below last month but 11 percent above the May 2021 marketings.
An estimated 165,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during May 2022, unchanged from a month ago and 13 percent below the May 2021 placements. Of the number placed in May, 18 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 15 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 24 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 24 percent weighed 800 to 899 pounds, and 18 percent weighed 900 pounds or greater.
Other disappearance for May 2022 is estimated at 10,000 head, up 5,000 head from last month, but no change from last year.