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 800,000 head as of September 1, 2016. The latest inventory was 1 percent below last month but 3 percent above the September 1, 2015 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 175,000 head of fed cattle during August 2016. This was 17 percent above last month’s marketings and 30 percent above marketings one year earlier. An estimated 170,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during August 2016, 48 percent above the previous month’s placements and 31 percent above August 2015 placements. Of the number placed in August, 15 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 12 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 21 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 53 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for August, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and 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 10.1 million head on September 1, 2016. The inventory was 1 percent above September 1, 2015. Placements in feedlots during August totaled 1.88 million head, 15 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.84 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 360,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 290,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 429,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.87 million head, 18 percent above 2015. Other disappearance totaled 41,000 head during August, 32 percent below 2015.

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