2018 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Colorado
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/22/2019

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation817
Farm Operations - Number of Operations38,900
Farm Operations - Acres Operated31,800,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )797,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )178,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )2,850,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )1,050,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )24,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )10,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )420,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2018 )750,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head25,892
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb4,557,000,000
County outlines for COLORADO

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY
HAY1,420,0002.55 TONS / ACRE3,621,000 TONS217 $ / TON788,035,000
HAY, ALFALFA730,0003.4 TONS / ACRE2,482,000 TONS217 $ / TON538,594,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)690,0001.65 TONS / ACRE1,139,000 TONS219 $ / TON249,441,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE788,035,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA85,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN1,200,000130 BU / ACRE156,000,000 BU3.75 $ / BU585,000,000
CORN, NON-IRRIGATED, GRAIN615,00066.7 BU / ACRE41,000,000 BU
CORN, IRRIGATED, GRAIN585,000196.6 BU / ACRE115,000,000 BU
CORN, SILAGE190,00022 TONS / ACRE4,180,000 TONS
CORN, NON-IRRIGATED677,000
CORN, IRRIGATED793,000
CORN1,470,000
WHEAT
WHEAT2,260,0001,954,00036.1 BU / ACRE70,504,000 BU4.65 $ / BU327,935,000
WHEAT, WINTER2,250,0001,950,00036 BU / ACRE70,200,000 BU4.65 $ / BU326,430,000
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM)10,0004,00076 BU / ACRE304,000 BU4.95 $ / BU1,505,000
POTATOES
POTATOES55,30055,000395 CWT / ACRE21,722,000 CWT9.69 $ / CWT210,486,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN325,00053 BU / ACRE17,225,000 BU5.5 $ / CWT53,053,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE8,00014 TONS / ACRE112,000 TONS
SORGHUM355,000
MILLET
MILLET, PROSO300,000275,00028 BU / ACRE7,700,000 BU4.85 $ / BU37,345,000
BARLEY
BARLEY58,00052,000145 BU / ACRE7,540,000 BU4.5 $ / BU33,930,000
SUNFLOWER
SUNFLOWER66,00056,0001,106 LB / ACRE61,950,000 LB17.4 $ / CWT11,015,000
OATS
OATS95,0007,00050 BU / ACRE350,000 BU3.65 $ / BU1,278,000
CHICKPEAS
CHICKPEAS(D)(D)(D) LB / ACRE(D) CWT
SPINACH
SPINACH, UTILIZED(D) CWT
SPINACH(D)(D)(D) CWT / ACRE(D) CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
SPINACH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SPINACH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PEACHES
PEACHES16,000 TONS
SUGARBEETS
SUGARBEETS26,30025,50032.6 TONS / ACRE831,000 TONS
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit
Census State Profile: Colorado
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold7,780,8742050
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,434,5832550
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products5,346,2921050
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,469,3782250
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes280,5911450
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries23,9562650
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod274,1971550
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops3103749
Other crops and hay386,1501550
Poultry and eggs102,1753350
Cattle and calves4,321,308550
Milk from cows559,4221550
Hogs and pigs208,7631650
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk87,174350
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys31,6001150
Aquaculture14,4752150
Other animals and other animal products21,3762050
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Wheat for grain, all2,181,967849
Winter wheat for grain2,167,930548
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,296,6171850
Corn for grain1,011,1511549
Corn for silage157,2851549
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers4,195,6912350
Cattle and calves2,630,0821150
Pullets for laying flock replacement881,5052650
Hogs and pigs727,3011650
Sheep and lambs401,376350
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00013,421
   $1,000 to $2,4993,176
   $2,500 to $4,9992,889
   $5,000 to $9,9993,065
   $10,000 to $19,9992,684
   $20,000 to $24,999841
   $25,000 to $39,9991,661
   $40,000 to $49,999707
   $50,000 to $99,9992,103
   $100,000 to $249,9992,329
   $250,000 to $499,9991,479
   $500,000 or more1,825
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)6,910,512
   Average per farm ($)191,004
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)1,348,471
   Average per farm ($)37,271
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming17,962
   Other18,218
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male29,320
   Female6,860
  
Average age of principal operator58.9
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native442
   Asian262
   Black or African American72
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander54
   White57,068
   More than one race291
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 23,255
Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.