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Livestock Slaughter – October 2015 U.S. 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 […]

Livestock Slaughter – July 2014 – U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.91 billion pounds in July, down 6 percent from the 4.16 billion pounds produced in July 2013. Beef production, at 2.09 billion pounds, was 9 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.60 million head, down 10 percent from July 2013. The average live […]

Livestock Slaughter –April 2014—U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.98 billion pounds in April, down 3 percent from the 4.09 billion pounds produced in April 2013. Beef production, at 2.04 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.59 million head, down 5 percent from April 2013. The average live […]

US Highlights for December 2013 Livestock Slaughter

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.14 billion pounds in December, up 3 percent from the 4.00 billion pounds produced in December 2012. Beef production, at 2.05 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.56 million head, up 1 percent from December 2012. The average live weight […]

Project HOPE Chili Dinner – Open House a Hit

Click on a picture to open the slide show. You take several dozen youngsters, fill them up on bowls of freshly made chili, grated cheese, crackers, apples and brownies and you have some energetic kids. Happy ones too. That was the scene for about 100 parents and students at the HOPE Center’s Chili Supper and […]

‘Colorado Beef Profit Alliance’ Geared for Rancher Outreach

WELLINGTON, CO – A multi-breed field day, geared toward commercial ranchers, will be Sept. 15th near here. Colorado Simmental Association, Colorado State University and Red Angus Association of Colorado have joined forces to host an outstanding rancher outreach program called Colorado Beef Profit Alliance. The field day, which will run 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15th at CSU’s […]

Colorado Ag Exports Continue to Grow

 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado’s agricultural exports increased more than 25 percent in the first two months of 2012 versus 2011, led by increases in meat and dairy products. For the fourth year in a row, Colorado’s ag exports showed an increase in the first two months of the year: In 2012, Colorado’s agricultural exports grew […]

CDA Posts Update on Bovine Trichomoniasis

Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd: LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr.  “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the […]

It is Not Really What is Above Ground that Matters!

Southeast Area – It is the time of year when our livestock are not the only ones looking for a little green grass! Most of us are tired of feeding and the livestock are in need of a little more variety in their diet. Regretfully, a majority of the Eastern Plains of Colorado have not […]