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 1,020,000 head as of November 1, 2018. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 4 percent above the November 1, 2017 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 150,000 head of fed cattle during October 2018. This was the same as last month’s marketings and the same as the November 2017 marketings. An estimated 195,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during October 2018, 17 percent below the previous month’s placements, but the same as the October 2017 placements. Of the number placed in October, 28 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 21 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 15 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 21 percent weighed 800 to 899 pounds, and 15 percent weighed 900 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for October, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and last year.
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USDA CONDUCTING DECEMBER HOGS AND PIGS SURVEY
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – November 1, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting producers for the December Hogs and Pigs Survey. The agency will survey pork
producers for detailed information on market hog and breeding stock inventories as well as pig crop and farrowing intentions.
“According to the most recent Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report in September, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs in the United States,” said Bill Meyer, Director, Mountain Regional Field Office. “The December survey and
resulting report will continue to provide important indicators for the industry of what changes are occurring, if any.” Continue reading
USDA TO COLLECT FINAL 2018 CROP PRODUCTION AND CROP STOCKS DATA
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 31, 2018 – As the 2018 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop
production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they store on their farms. At the same time, NASS will survey grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks.
“These surveys are the largest and most important year-end surveys conducted by NASS,” explained Bill Meyer, Director, Mountain Regional Field Office. “They are the basis for the official USDA estimates of production and harvested acres of all major
agricultural commodities in the United States and year-end grain and oilseed supplies. Data from these surveys will benefit farmers and processors by providing timely and accurate information to help them make critical year-end business decisions and begin
planning for the next growing and marketing season.”