July 1 Cattle Inventory Down 1%

July 23, 2009 07:00 PM
 
BeefToday.com Editors

 All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2009, totaled 101.8 million head, 1% below the 103.3 million on July 1, 2008. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.4 million, were down 1% from July 1, 2008.

• Beef cows, at 32.2 million, were down 1% from July 1, 2008.
• Milk cows, at 9.2 million, were down 2% from July 1, 2008.
 

Other class estimates on July 1, 2009 and the changes from July 1, 2008, are as follows:

• All heifers 500 pounds and over, 16.1 million, down 1%.
• Beef replacement heifers, 4.5 million, down 2%.
• Milk replacement heifers, 3.9 million, unchanged.
• Other heifers, 7.7 million, down 1%.
• Steers weighing 500 pounds and over, 14.4 million, down 2%.
• Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over, 2.1 million, unchanged.
• Calves under 500 pounds, 27.8 million, down 1%.
• All cattle and calves on feed for slaughter, 11.6 million, down 5%.

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Link to full report.

Category
USDA
Avg. Trade Est.

Range of Ests.

(As a percent of year-ago levels)
All cattle & calves
99
98.3
98.3-98.5
Annual calf crop
99
98.5
98.0-99.1
Total cows/heifers that have calved
99
98.2
97.7-98.6
beef cows/heifers that have calved
99
98.0
97.3-98.6
milk cows/heifers that have calved
98
98.7
97.8-99.2
Heifers 500 pounds and over
99
98.1
96.9-98.7
beef replacement heifers
98
97.8
96.7-98.4
milk replacement heifers
100
95.7
92.3-99.4
Other heifers
99
98.8
97.4-101.3
Steers 500 pounds and over
98
98.5
98.0-98.8
Bulls 500 pounds and over
100
98.6
97.6-100.0
Calves under 500 pounds
99
98.6
97.9-99.3

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