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July 1 Cattle Inventory Down 1 Percent
USAgNet - 07/27/2021

All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2021 totaled 101 million head, 1 percent below the 102 million head on July 1, 2020.

According to the USDA, all cows and heifers that have calved totaled 40.9 million head, 1 percent below the 41.4 million head on July 1, 2020. Beef cows, at 31.4 million head, down 2 percent from a year ago. Milk cows, at 9.50 million head, up 2 percent from previous year.

All heifers 500 pounds and over on July 1, 2021 totaled 16.0 million head, 1 percent below the 16.2 million head on July 1, 2020. Beef replacement heifers, at 4.30 million head, down 2 percent from a year ago. Milk replacement heifers, at 4.10 million head, up 3 percent from previous year. Other heifers, at 7.60 million head, 3 percent below a year earlier.

Steers 500 pounds and over on July 1, 2021 totaled 14.5 million head, down 1 percent from July 1, 2020.

Bulls 500 pounds and over on July 1, 2021 totaled 2.10 million head, unchanged from previous year.

Calves under 500 pounds on July 1, 2021 totaled 27.4 million head, down 1 percent from a year earlier.


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