- March 2018
- President’s Notes
- Jerry King Cartoon
- Convention: Sheep Producers Share Concerns with USDA
- Convention: Industry Leaders Recognized
- Convention: MIWW Celebrates 70 Years
- Convention: American Wool Uses Technology
- Convention: Nourish With Lamb Spreads Message
- Convention: PERC Discusses Possible FMD Outbreak
- Convention: Kangols Top Guard Dog Breed
- Convention: Genetic Stakeholders Understand Value of Data
- Convention: Sheep Disease Updates
- Convention: Resource Management Eyes Progress
- Convention: Young Entrepreneurs
- Electronic Grading Approved at Superior Farms
- ALB Picks Denver as Next Target Market
- Wool is Popular at Outdoor Show
- Sheep Inventory Flat in 2017
- Feedlot Report Available
- Young Entrepreneur: Jake Kerr
- Sec. Perdue Names ALB Appointees
- Three Appointed to Sheep Center
- Around the States
- Market Report
- The Last Word
Feedlot Report Available
February 2018 marked the first official feeder lamb inventory summary from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. While numbers of lambs in Colorado feedlots have been tracked since 1993, the data was reported unofficially and available by email to anyone who requested the information.
The official report includes only lambs in Colorado feedlots at this time.
“The goal with this going forward is to try to include other areas to get a better snapshot of total lambs on feed,” said Chris Dias with USDA/AMS. “With cooperation, we would like to be able to include Wyoming, the Midwest and possibly California if this can gain traction.”
As of Feb. 5, there were 180,585 lambs in Colorado feedlots – a drop of more than 34,000 since January of this year. Historical data shows significant drops in inventory from January to February are the norm. Numbers usually see a slight bump in spring, then drop significantly through the summer and spike dramatically in the fall.
The report is available at https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsmcolambfi.pdf. To access historical data, visit https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsmcolambfih.pdf.
For more information on contributing to the new report, contact Dias at firstname.lastname@example.org.