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Ag stats: November 2022 Colorado Cattle on Feed

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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 1,040,000 head as of December 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 3 percent below last month’s inventory and 9 percent below the December 1, 2021 inventory.

Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 170,000 head of fed cattle during November 2022. This was unchanged from last month’s marketings and 3 percent above the marketings one year earlier.

An estimated 145,000 head of cattle and calves were placed on feed during November 2022, 17 percent below the previous month’s placements and 9 percent below the November 2021 placements.

Of the number placed in November, 31 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 21 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 21 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 14 percent weighed from 800 to 899 pounds, and 14 percent weighed 900 pounds and greater.

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