February 2019 crop progress and conditions for Colorado.
Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: December 2018 with Comparisons
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 January 1, 2019. The latest inventory represents no change in inventory from December 1, 2018, but is up 4 percent from January 1, 2018.
The inventory included 570,000 steers and steer calves, up 1 percent from last year's number. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 440,000 head, are up 9 percent from a year ago.
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.