Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending November 11, 2018

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fall harvest continued last week, but snowfall and high moisture content of crops slowed progress in some counties. Received moisture was mostly confined to eastern counties. Reporters in northeastern counties indicated harvest
progress continued where conditions allowed, but some corn and sorghum was having trouble drying down. Livestock were reportedly in good condition, but weaning weights for some calves were noted as lighter than normal. Feed supplies and pasture conditions going
into next year remained a concern for producers. A few producers were still seeding winter wheat behind harvest of other crops. In east central counties, snow was received late in the week, further delaying harvest. Moisture content of sorghum was noted as high and grain
elevators weren’t accepting deliveries due to high moisture. In southwestern counties, minimal moisture was received and exceptional drought conditions continued. San Luis Valley counties received minimal moisture and a reporter noted pastures were still being grazed due to no snow cover. In southeastern counties, a reporter noted received moisture and high humidity slowed harvest. Producers continued to sells calves, with many noted as sold right off the cow. Statewide, pasture and range condition was rated 28 percent good
to excellent, compared with 63 percent rated good to excellent last year. Stored feed supplies were rated 11 percent very short, 20 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 67 percent average and 33 percent light. Cattle death loss was 72 percent average and 28 percent light.

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