11-22-17 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – November 2017

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.64 billion pounds in October, up 5 percent from the 4.43 billion pounds produced in October 2016.

Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 6 percent from October 2016. The average live weight was down 20 pounds from the previous year, at 1,361 pounds.

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03-23-17 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in February, up 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in February 2016.

Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.37 million head, up 3 percent from February 2016. The average live weight was down 12 pounds from the previous year, at 1,360 pounds

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02-27-17 USDA/NASS-CO: CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017

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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record high temperatures during February reduced snow cover significantly in eastern districts, although some western counties continued to receive seasonal snowfall. Warm, windy, and dry conditions were largely concerning for wheat and pasture condition in areas where adequate moisture hasn’t been received throughout the season. Reporters in eastern counties noted that some wheat is breaking dormancy due to warm temperatures. Warm weather has been favorable for livestock condition and early fieldwork. As of February 27, 2017, snowpack in Colorado was at 138 percent measured as percent of median snowfall. The monthly report for March will be released on Monday, March 27, 2017

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01-03-17 USDA/NASS-CO: CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016

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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Seasonal snow and rainfall occurred in the greatest amounts within western Colorado and along the Front Range, with eastern counties receiving some sporadic moisture. Reporters in eastern districts noted that lack of winter snow cover, coupled with cold and mostly dry conditions, is a concern for the health of winter wheat stands. Pasture condition also remains a concern in those areas that have received little good moisture. Livestock are reported to be in good condition with sufficient feed supplies and availability of winter grazing. As of January 1, 2017, snowpack in Colorado was at 113 percent measured as percent of median snowfall. Monthly reports will be released for January on Monday, January 30, 2017; for February on Monday, February 27, 2017; and for March on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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12-22-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – November 2016

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – November 2016

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.50 billion pounds in November, up 11 percent from the 4.04 billion pounds produced in November 2015.

Beef production, at 2.24 billion pounds, was 16 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.67 million head, up 16 percent from November 2015. The average live weight was down 8 pounds from the previous year, at 1,384 pounds.

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10-20-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – September 2016

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – SEPTEMBER 2016

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.32 billion pounds in September, up 4 percent from the 4.14 billion pounds produced in September 2015.

Beef production, at 2.18 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.62 million head, up 6 percent from September 2015. The average live weight was down 12 pounds from the previous year, at 1,370 pounds.

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09-22-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2016

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2016

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.43 billion pounds in August, up 14 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in August 2015.

Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 17 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.75 million head, up 18 percent from August 2015. The average live weight was down 11 pounds from the previous year, at 1,352 pounds.

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04-21-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – March 2016

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MARCH 2016

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.26 billion pounds in March, up 5 percent from the 4.07 billion pounds produced in March 2015.

Beef production, at 2.10 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.53 million head, up 6 percent from March 2015. The average live weight was up 23 pounds from the previous year, at 1,370 pounds. Continue reading

04-20-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2015 Annual

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2015 ANNUAL
UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Total red meat production for the United States totaled 48.5 billion pounds in 2015, 2 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 48.4 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 87.8 million pounds.

Beef production totaled 23.8 billion pounds, down 2 percent from the previous year. Veal production totaled 87.8 million pounds, down 12 percent from last year.

Pork production, at 24.5 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year.

Lamb and mutton production totaled 155.6 million pounds, down 3 percent from 2014. Continue reading

02-25-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – February 2016…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – February 2016

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.06 billion pounds in January, down 1 percent from the 4.09 billion pounds produced in January 2015.

Beef production, at 1.95 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.36 million head, down 2 percent from January 2015. The average live weight was up 23 pounds from the previous year, at 1,381 pounds.

Veal production totaled 6.7 million pounds, 2 percent below January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 41,800 head, 5 percent above January 2015. The average live weight was down 17 pounds from last year, at 274 pounds.

Pork Production totaled 2.08 billion pounds, 1 percent below the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.74 million head, slightly below January 2015. The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 285 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 11.2 million pounds, was 4 percent below January 2015. Sheep slaughter totaled 161,400 head, 3 percent below last year. The average live weight was 139 pounds, down 1 pound from January a year ago.

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01-21-16 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – January 2016…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – January 2016

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.27 billion pounds in December, up 3 percent from the 4.14 billion pounds produced in December 2014.

Beef production, at 2.05 billion pounds, was 2 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.45 million head, up slightly from December 2014. The average live weight was up 25 pounds from the previous year, at 1,388 pounds.

Veal production totaled 7.8 million pounds, 2 percent above December a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 45,200 head, up 5 percent from December 2014. The average live weight was down 8 pounds from last year, at 295 pounds.

Pork Production totaled 2.21 billion pounds, up 4 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.36 million head, up 5 percent from December 2014. The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 285 pounds

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.2 million pounds, was down 1 percent from December 2014. Sheep slaughter totaled 199,600 head, slightly above last year. The average live weight was 132 pounds, down 2 pounds from December a year ago

January to December 2015 commercial red meat production was 48.4 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2014. Accumulated beef production was down 2 percent from last year, veal was down 12 percent, pork was up 7 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 3 percent.

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12-23-15 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – November 2015…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – November 2015

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.03 billion pounds in November, up 7 percent from the 3.76 billion pounds produced in November 2014.

Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 5 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.29 million head, up 2 percent from November 2014. The average live weight was up 30 pounds from the previous year, at 1,393 pounds.

Veal production totaled 7.1 million pounds, 9 percent above November a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 38,800 head, up 8 percent from November 2014. The average live weight was up 4 pounds from last year, at 310 pounds.

Pork Production totaled 2.08 billion pounds, up 10 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.76 million head, up 11 percent from November 2014. The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 285 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 11.8 million pounds, was up 3 percent from November 2014. Sheep slaughter totaled 181,100 head, 5 percent above last year. The average live weight was 130 pounds, down 3 pounds from November a year ago.

January to November 2015 commercial red meat production was 44.1 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2014. Accumulated beef production was down 3 percent from last year, veal was down 13 percent, pork was up 8 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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11-19-15 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – October 2015…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – October 2015

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.31 billion pounds in October, down slightly from the 4.32 billion pounds produced in October 2014.

Beef production, at 2.13 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.51 million head, down 5 percent from October 2014. The average live weight was up 35 pounds from the previous year, at 1,390 pounds

Veal production totaled 7.2 million pounds, 7 percent below October a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 40,300 head, down 7 percent from October 2014. The average live weight was up 1 pound from last year, at 305 pounds.

Pork Production totaled 2.17 billion pounds, up 2 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.25 million head, up 3 percent from October 2014. The average live weight was down 3 pounds from the previous year, at 283 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 12.0 million pounds, was down 11 percent from October 2014. Sheep slaughter totaled 186,300 head, 10 percent below last year. The average live weight was 129 pounds, unchanged from October a year ago

January to September 2015 commercial red meat production was 40.1 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2014. Accumulated beef production was down 3 percent from last year, veal was down 15 percent, pork was up 7 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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10-22-15 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – Setember 2015…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – September 2015

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.14 billion pounds in September, up 5 percent from the 3.96 billion pounds produced in September 2014

Beef production, at 2.09 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.47 million head, down 2 percent from September 2014. The average live weight was up 39 pounds from the previous year, at 1,383 pounds.

Veal production totaled 6.8 million pounds, 5 percent below September a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 37,200 head, down 12 percent from September 2014. The average live weight was up 22 pounds from last year, at 312 pounds.

Pork Production totaled 2.04 billion pounds, up 9 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.73 million head, up 10 percent from September 2014. The average live weight was down 3 pounds from the previous year, at 280 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 12.2 million pounds, was down slightly from September 2014. Sheep slaughter totaled 190,800 head, slightly below last year. The average live weight was 128 pounds, unchanged from September a year ago.

January to September 2015 commercial red meat production was 35.8 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2014. Accumulated beef production was down 4 percent from last year, veal was down 16 percent, pork was up 8 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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09-24-15 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – August 2015…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – August 2015

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.90 billion pounds in August, up 3 percent from the 3.79 billion pounds produced in August 2014.

Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.32 million head, down 7 percent from August 2014. The average live weight was up 34 pounds from the previous year, at 1,363 pounds.

Veal production n totaled 6.5 million pounds, 9 percent below August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 34,500 head, down 21 percent from August 2014. The average live weight was up 41 pounds from last year, at 318 pounds.

Pork Production totaled 1.95 billion pounds, up 11 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.35 million head, up 13 percent from August 2014. The average live weight was down 4 pounds from the previous year, at 278 pounds

Lamb and mutton production, at 11.7 million pounds, was up slightly from August 2014. Sheep slaughter totaled 175,100 head, 3 percent below last year. The average live weight was 134 pounds, up 5 pounds from August a year ago.

January to August 2015 commercial red meat production was 31.7 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2014. Accumulated beef production was down 4 percent from last year, veal was down 17 percent, pork was up 8 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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08-05-15 *USDA/NASS-CO* LAND VALUES AND CASH RENTS…

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ARIZONA

The 2015 Arizona average farmland real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, was $3,780 per acre. This is an increase of 1.1 percent from 2014, and 8.0 percent from 2013. The average value of cropland and irrigated cropland was $8,320, unchanged from 2014. Pasture values were not published for Arizona to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. Average cash rent for irrigated cropland in Arizona was $215.00 per acre in 2015, $5.00 less than the previous year. Cash rent for pasture in 2015 was not published for Arizona to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

COLORADO

The 2015 Colorado average farmland real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, was $1,440 per acre. This is an increase of 6.7 percent from 2014, and 12.5 percent from 2013. The average value of cropland was $1,910, up 3.8 percent from 2014. The average value of irrigated cropland was $4,650, up 4.5 percent from the previous year, and the average value of non-irrigated cropland was $1,230, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Pasture values were unchanged from 2014 at $760 per acre. Average cash rent for irrigated cropland in Colorado was $140.00 per acre in 2015, unchanged from the previous year. Average cash rent for non-irrigated cropland in Colorado was $28.00 per acre in 2015, unchanged from the previous year. Cash rent for pasture in 2015 averaged $5.00, up from $4.80 in 2014.

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07-23-15 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – June 2015…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – June 2015

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.02 billion pounds in June, up 5 percent from the 3.82 billion pounds produced in June 2014.

Beef production, at 2.00 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.47 million head, down 5 percent from June 2014. The average live weight was up 25 pounds from the previous year, at 1,332 pounds.

Veal production totaled 7.0 million pounds, 7 percent below June a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 35,200 head, down 22 percent from June 2014. The average live weight was up 52 pounds from last year, at 336 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.00 billion pounds, up 15 percent from the previous year.

Hog slaughter totaled 9.43 million head, up 16 percent from June 2014. The average live weight was down 3 pounds from the previous year, at 282 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.4 million pounds, was up slightly from June 2014.

Sheep slaughter totaled 193,900 head, slightly above last year. The average live weight was 139 pounds, up 1 pound from June a year ago. January to June 2015 commercial red meat production was 23.7 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2014.

Accumulated beef production was down 4 percent from last year, veal was down 20 percent, pork was up 7 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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06-28-15 *USDA/NASS-CO* May Grain Prices: CO Release…

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May Farm Prices Received Index Up 3.9 percent

The May Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 107, increased 3.9 percent from April. At 90, the Crop Production Index advanced 1.1 percent. The Livestock Production Index increased 5.2 percent to 122. Producers received higher prices for eggs, hogs, and broilers. Lower prices were realized for cattle, corn, and tomatoes. In addition to prices, the indexes are impacted by the five-year average monthly mix of commodities producers market. Increased monthly movement of cattle, hay, sweet corn, and broilers offset the decreased marketing of soybeans, calves, hogs, and apples. The Prices Received Index is down 7.0 percent from the previous year. The Food Commodities Index, at 115, is up 3.6 percent from the previous month but is 8.0 percent lower than May 2014.

May Prices Paid Index Down 0.9 Percent

The May Index of Prices Paid for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 109, is down 0.9 percent from April and 3.5 percent below May 2014. Lower prices in May for complete feeds, concentrates, LP gas, and supplements more than offset higher prices for nitrogen, diesel, gasoline, and mixed fertilizer. For a full copy of the Agricultural Prices report please visit http://www.nass.usda.gov. For state specific questions please contact:

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06-25-15 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – May 2015…

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2015

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.81 billion pounds in May, down 4 percent from the 3.95 billion pounds produced in May 2014.

Beef production, at 1.92 billion pounds, was 7 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.38 million head, down 10 percent from May 2014. The average live weight was up 33 pounds from the previous year, at 1,332 pounds.

Veal production totaled 6.6 million pounds, 16 percent below May a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 33,200 head, down 29 percent from May 2014. The average live weight was up 50 pounds from last year, at 335 pounds. Pork production totaled 1.86 billion pounds, up slightly from the previous year.

Hog slaughter totaled 8.75 million head, up 1 percent from May 2014. The average live weight was down 3 pounds from the previous year, at 284 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 11.9 million pounds, was down 14 percent from May 2014.

Sheep slaughter totaled 168,500 head, 13 percent below last year. The average live weight was 141 pounds, down 2 pounds from May a year ago. January to May 2015 commercial red meat production was 19.7 billion pounds, up slightly from 2014.

Accumulated beef production was down 5 percent from last year, veal was down 22 percent, pork was up 6 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 percent.

For a full copy of the Livestock Slaughter report please visit www.nass.usda.gov.

For state specific questions please contact:

  • Arizona – Dave DeWalt 1-800-645-7286
  • Colorado – William R. Meyer 1-800-392-3202
  • Montana – Eric Sommer 1-800-835-2612
  • New Mexico – Longino Bustillos 1-800-530-8810
  • Utah – John Hilton 1-800-747-8522
  • Wyoming – Rhonda Brandt 1-800-892-1660

 

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05-28-15 *USDA/NASS-CO* April Grain Prices: CO Release…

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April Farm Prices Received Index Increased 2.0 Percent

The April Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 104, increased 2.0 percent from March. The Crop Production Index, at 89, increased 3.5 percent. At 116, the Livestock Production Index decreased 0.9 percent. Producers received higher prices for broilers, cattle, onions, and hay but lower prices for market eggs, hogs, corn, and oranges. In addition to prices, the indexes are impacted by the five-year average monthly mix of commodities producers market. Increased monthly movement of strawberries, milk, broilers, and oranges offset the decreased marketing of corn, cattle, soybeans, and hay. The Prices Received Index is down 9.6 percent from the previous year. The Food Commodities Index, at 111, increased 0.9 percent from the previous month but is down 11 percent from April 2014.

April Prices Paid Index Unchanged

The April Index of Prices Paid for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 110, is unchanged from March but is down 1.8 percent from April 2014. Lower prices in April for concentrates, supplements, complete feeds, and wage rates offset higher prices for feeder cattle, hay & forages, nitrogen, and self-propelled machinery.

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