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Ag stats: Colorado cattle on feed report – March 2022

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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 1,100,000 head as of April 1, 2022.

The latest inventory was 4 percent above the April 1, 2021 inventory but 2 percent below the previous month's inventory. The inventory included 655,000 steer and steer calves, 7 percent above the previous year. The number of heifer and heifer calves, at 445,000 head, are down 1 percent from a year ago.