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Ag stats: August 2022 Colorado cattle on feed

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 1,030,000 head as of September 1, 2022.

The latest inventory was 1 percent below last month and 5 percent below the September 1, 2021 inventory.

Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 185,000 head of fed cattle during August 2022. This was 6 percent above last month’s marketings and 6 percent above the marketings one year earlier.

An estimated 180,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during August 2022, 13 percent above the previous month’s placements, but 18 percent below August 2021 placements. Of the number placed in August, 17 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 17 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 19 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, 28 percent weighed from 800-899 pounds, and 19 percent weighed 900 pounds and greater.

Other disappearance for August, was 5,000 head, the same as last month and last year.