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Ag stats: Colorado cattle on feed – March 2019

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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 1,060,000 head as of April 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 12 percent above April 1, 2018 inventory and 1 percent above the previous month's inventory.

The inventory included 580,000 steer and steer calves, 8 percent above the previous year. The number of heifer and heifer calves, at 480,000 head, are up 16 percent from a year ago.