USDA will be contacting producers in February for the quarterly hog and pig survey.
Summary of grain stocks for the Mountain States Region and U.S. for December 2018
Crop production totals from Colorado and the United States for 2018.
Annual planting intention survey results will be released in late March.
Ag prices received for Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah in November 2018.
Arizona inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2018 was 170,000 head, up 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 17,000 head, was unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 153,000 head, was up 7 percent from last year.
Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.68 billion pounds in November, up 3 percent from the 4.55 billion pounds produced in November 2017.
Beef production, at 2.31 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 1 percent from November 2017. The average live weight was down 4 pounds from the previous year, at 1,370 pounds.
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 1,010,000 head as of December 1, 2018. The latest inventory was 1 percent below last month's inventory but 2 percent above the December 1, 2017 inventory.
Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 145,000 head of fed cattle during November 2018. This was 3 percent below last month's marketings, but 7 percent above the marketings one year earlier.
October index down by 3.5 percent.
Note: weekly crop progress reports will resume in March 2019. Monthly reports will be issued for December, January and February.
Corn harvest was wrapping up in several localities last week as drier weather prevailed, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum and sunflower harvest also made good progress last week.