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 890,000 head as of June 1, 2016. This latest inventory is 1 percent below last month but the same as last year. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 130,000 head of fed cattle during May 2016, 4 percent below last month but no change from May 2015 marketings. An estimated 135,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during May, 7 percent below a month ago and 4 percent below the May 2015 placements. Of the number placed in May, 15 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 15 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 26 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 44 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for May is estimated at 15,000 head, 5,000 head above last month but 5,000 head below last year.


Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on June 1, 2016. The inventory was 2 percent above June 1, 2015. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.88 million head, 10 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.81 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 305,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 250,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 479,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 850,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.79 million head, 5 percent above 2015. Other disappearance totaled 74,000 head during May, 4 percent below 2015.

For a full copy of the June 2016 Cattle on Feed report please visit https://www.nass.usda.gov/