Cattle inventory report highlights

January 29, 2009 06:00 PM
 

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Cattle Inventory Report:

All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2009, totaled 94.5 million head, 2 percent below the 96.0 million on January 1, 2008. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.0 million, were down 2 percent from the 41.7 million on January 1, 2008.

Semiannual Cattle Inventory Report Expectations

USDA

Avg. trade guess

Range

 

% of year-ago

All cattle & calves

98

99.2

98.9-99.6

Cow/heifers that have calved

98

99.1

97.8-99.6

Beef cows

98

98.8

98.5-99.4

Dairy cows

101

100.0

98.7-101.3

Heifers 500 pounds and over

99

99.2

98.0-99.7

Beef replacement heifers

98

97.7

96.1-98.6

Milk replacement heifers

100

98.3

96.5-99.3

Other heifers

99

100.6

99.7-101.5

Steers 500 pounds and over

98

99.3

98.2-100.0

Bulls 500 pounds and over

99

99.2

98.0-99.9

Calves under 500 pounds

99

99.0

97.5-99.9

2008 Calf Crop
98

99.3

97.7-99.7

 

 

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