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July 1 Cattle Inventory up 1 Percent 

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All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2018 totaled 103 million head, 1 percent above the 102 million head on July 1, 2017. 

All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.9 million head, were 1 percent above the 41.6 million head on July 1, 2017. Beef cows, at 32.5 million head, were up 1 percent from a year ago. Milk cows, at 9.40 million head, were unchanged from previous year. 

Colorado Cattle on Feed – June 2018 Statistics

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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 930,000 head as of July 1, 2018. The latest inventory was 2 percent below the previous month's inventory but no change from the July 1, 2017 inventory.

The inventory included 520,000 steers and steer calves, down 10 percent from the previous year. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 410,000 head, are up 15 percent from a year ago.

Colorado Crop Progress and Conditions Summary – Week Ending July 15, 2018

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Winter wheat harvest continued to progress ahead of average due to hot and dry conditions last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Precipitation was isolated across Colorado last week with some areas receiving substantial amounts and others receiving none. According to the latest U.S. Drought monitor report, severe to exceptional drought conditions expanded in western and southern counties.

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Summary – Week Ending July 8, 2018

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Continued drought conditions experienced across much of the State last week had diminished water supplies for both irrigated crops and livestock, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Western and Central Districts received some isolated rainstorms, however western and southern counties remained in extreme to exceptional drought status. Large fires continued to burn in western and southern Colorado.

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Summary – Week Ending July 1, 2018

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Above normal temperatures and dry conditions accelerated winter wheat harvest last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Eastern districts received isolated moisture, while western and southern counties remained very dry. Several fires in western and southern Colorado were reported last week.

May 2018 Western States Grain Stocks Summary

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Reported as of June 1, 2018

ARIZONA

Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on June 1, 2018 were 2.00 million bushels, up 35 percent from June 1, 2017, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 3,000. Other Arizona grain stocks were not published separately to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.