U.S. Cattle Inventory Down 1%

July 23, 2010 03:11 PM
 

USDA report highlights:
 

All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2010, totaled 100.8 million head, 1% below the 102.0 million on July 1, 2009.

All cows and heifers that have calved, at 40.8 million, were down 1% from July 1, 2009.

  • Beef cows, at 31.7 million, were down 2 percent from July 1, 2009.
  • Milk cows, at 9.1 million, were down 1 percent from July 1, 2009.

Other class estimates on July 1, 2010 and the changes from July 1, 2009, are as follows:

  • All heifers 500 pounds and over, 16.1 million, down 1 percent.
  • Beef replacement heifers, 4.4 million, down 2 percent.
  • Milk replacement heifers, 4.1 million, up 3 percent.
  • Other heifers, 7.7 million, down 1 percent.
  • Steers weighing 500 pounds and over, 14.3 million, down 1 percent.
  • Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over, 2.1 million, unchanged.
  • Calves under 500 pounds, 27.5 million, down 1 percent.
  • All cattle and calves on feed for slaughter, 12.0 million, up 3 percent.

The 2010 calf crop is expected to be 35.4 million, down 1 percent from 2009. Calves born during the first half of the year are estimated at 25.7 million, down 1 percent from 2009.
 

Cattle Inventory by Class and Calf Crop - United States: July 1, 2009 and 2010
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                                     :             :             :  Percent of  
                Class                :    2009     :    2010     :previous year 
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                                     :   ----- 1,000 head ----       percent    
                                     :                                          
Cattle and calves ...................:   102,000       100,800          99      
                                     :                                          
Cows and heifers that have calved ...:    41,400        40,800          99      
  Beef cows .........................:    32,200        31,700          98      
  Milk cows .........................:     9,200         9,100          99      
                                     :                                          
Heifers 500 pounds and over .........:    16,200        16,100          99      
  For beef cow replacement ..........:     4,500         4,400          98      
  For milk cow replacement ..........:     3,950         4,050         103      
  Other heifers .....................:     7,750         7,650          99      
                                     :                                          
Steers 500 pounds and over ..........:    14,400        14,300          99      
Bulls 500 pounds and over ...........:     2,100         2,100         100      
Calves under 500 pounds .............:    27,900        27,500          99      
                                     :                                          
Calf crop ...........................:    35,819        35,400          99      
                                     :                                          
Cattle on feed ......................:    11,600        12,000         103      
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