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Colorado CATTLE ON FEED Report

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 880,000 head as of February 1, 2016. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2016 but down 1 percent from February 1, 2015. Cattle feeders with […]

USDA Grain Stocks Report– DECEMBER 1, 2015

    COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2015 were 90.31 million bushels, down 12 percent from December 1, 2014, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 49.00 million bushels, down 22 percent from a year ago. […]

Annual Crop Summary– 2015 – Colorado Highlights

  The 2015 corn for grain crop was estimated at 134.90 million bushels, 9 percent below last year’s production of 147.46 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 142.0 bushels per acre was 4.0 bushel per acre below the yield realized last […]

Livestock Slaughter – November 2015 – US Highlights

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2015 – US 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 […]

Colorado Crop Production – December Highlights

Based on December 1 conditions, dry bean production for 2015 is forecast at 901,000 hundredweight, up 8 percent from the 835,000 hundredweight produced a year earlier, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Yields are expected to average 2,010 pounds per acre, down 290 pounds per acre from […]

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 – AUGUST 2015-/-US 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 […]

U.S. Agriculture Production Cost Nearly $400 Billion in 2014

  WASHINGTON, August 4, 2015 – U.S. farmers spent $397.6 billion on agricultural production in 2014, up 8.3 percent from 2013, the largest increase since 2008, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Feed, already the largest expenditure category for U.S. farmers, […]

USDA Corn Crop Report

Corn crop maturity continues catching up while condition remains strong  Wet weather across the U.S. this past spring delayed corn planting, and as a result the maturity of the crop for weeks has lagged compared to previous years. But warm weather recently has helped the crop catch up, and the combination of good soil moisture at […]

NASS Update on Colorado Cattle of Feed

COLORADO 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 790,000 head as of August 1, 2015. The latest inventory was 5 percent below last month but even with August 1, 2014 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head […]

USDA Forecasts Third Largest Corn Crop on Record

  Washington, Aug. 12, 2015 – U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today (8-12-15) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Despite a 4 percent decrease from last year’s production, if realized, this will be the third largest […]

Annual Colorado Crop Summary – 2014 Highlights

  The 2014 corn for grain crop was estimated at 147.46 million bushels, 15 percent above last year’s production of 128.38 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 146.0 bushels per acre was 15.0 bushels per acre above the yield realized last […]

October 2014 Livestock Slaughter – U.S. Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.32 billion pounds in October, down 4 percent from the 4.51 billion pounds produced in October 2013. Beef production, at 2.17 billion pounds, was 6 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million head, down 9 percent from October 2013. The average live weight […]

USDA Reports 55.3 Million Acres of Irrigated U.S. Farmland

      2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Data Now Available   Lakewood, CO – There were 229,237 farms with 55.3 million irrigated acres in the United Sates, according to the 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). According to the 2008 […]

Crop Production – November 2014 – Colorado Highlights

  Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 140.16 million bushels, up 8 percent from last year’s 129.69 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 960,000 acres expected to be harvested for grain this year is down 30,000 acres from […]

CATTLE ON FEED – USDA Reports

COLORADO 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 840,000 head as of October 1, 2014. The latest inventory was 5 percent above last month’s inventory but 3 percent below October 1, 2013 inventory. The inventory included […]

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 […]

USDA Forecasts Record-High Corn and Soybean Production in 2014

  Washington, Aug. 12, 2014 – U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today (Aug 12, 2014) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Growing conditions were conducive for corn growers […]

US Farm Production Expenditures Top $367 Billion in 2013

 Farm Land Values Maintain Upward Climb WASHINGTON – August 1, 2014 – U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013, a 2.0 percent increase from 2012, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Per farm, the average expenditures total $175,270 […]

U.S. Cattle Inventory Down 3 Percent from 2012

    Washington, July 25, 2014 – As of July 1, there were 95.0 million head of cattle on U.S. farms, according to the Cattle report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This is the lowest inventory for July 1 since the series began in 1973. Other key […]