06-21-13 *USDA-NASS News* June Cattle on Feed – Colorado
Posted by Brian Allmer on June 21, 2013
CATTLE ON FEED
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 960,000 head as of June 1, 2013. This latest inventory is the same as last month but down 6 percent from last year. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 150,000 head of fed cattle during May 2013, no change from last month but 12 percent below May 2012 marketings of 170,000 head. An estimated 170,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during May, 21 percent above a month ago but 6 percent below May 2012 placements of 180,000. Of the number placed in May, 18 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 12 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 29 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 41 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for May, at 20,000 head, was up 10,000 head from last month but the same as last year.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on June 1, 2013. The inventory was 3 percent below June 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.05 million, 2 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.95 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000, 600-699 pounds were 304,000, 700-799 pounds were 555,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000. Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.95 million, 3 percent below 2012. Marketings are the second lowest since the series began in 1996 for the month of May. Other disappearance totaled 100,000 during May, unchanged from 2012.