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22 August 2013

United States and Canadian Cattle and Sheep - August 2013United States and Canadian Cattle and Sheep - August 2013


Cattle

United States and Canadian Cattle Inventory Down 1 Percent

All cattle and calves in the United States and Canada combined totaled 101.6 million head on January 1, 2013, down 1 percent from the 103.0 million on January 1, 2012. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 43.4 million head, were down 2 percent from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2013, totaled 89.3 million head, 2 percent below the 90.8 million on January 1, 2012. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 38.5 million head, were down 2 percent from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in Canada as of January 1, 2013, totaled 12.3 million head, up 0.5 percent from the 12.2 million on January 1, 2012. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 4.92 million, were down 1 percent from a year ago.

United States and Canadian Sheep Inventory Down Slightly

All sheep and lambs in the United States and Canada combined totaled 6.23 million head on January 1, 2013, down slightly from the 6.25 million on January 1, 2012. Breeding sheep, at 4.65 million head, were down slightly from a year ago and market sheep and lambs, at 1.58 million head, down from last year’s 1.59 million head.

All sheep and lambs in the United States as of January 1, 2013, totaled 5.34 million head, 1 percent below the 5.37 million head on January 1, 2012. Breeding sheep, at 3.98 million head, were down 1 percent from a year ago, while market sheep and lambs, at 1.36 million head, were down 1 percent from last year.

All sheep and lambs in Canada as of January 1, 2013, totaled 893 thousand head, up 1 percent from last year’s number of 887 thousand. Breeding sheep, at 671 thousand head, were up slightly percent from last year. Market sheep and lambs, at 222 thousand head, were up 2 percent from a year ago.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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