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January 1 Cattle Inventory Down 2 Percent

USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their cattle inventory report this afternoon, which shows as of January 1, 2013 the number of all cattle and calves in the United States was 89.3 million head, 2 percent below the 90.8 million on January 1, 2012. This is the lowest January 1 inventory of all cattle and calves since the 88.1 million on hand in 1952.

All cows and heifers that have calved, at 38.5 million, were down 2 percent from the 39.4 million on January 1, 2012. This is the lowest January 1 inventory of all cows and heifers that have calved since the 36.8 million head in 1941. To see more from this report click here.

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