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23 July 2012

USDA Cattle - July 2012USDA Cattle - July 2012

July 1 cattle inventory down 2 percent. This is the lowest all cattle and calves inventory for July 1 since the series began in 1973.
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Introduction

  • USDA Cattle Report - July 2012
  • What It All Means - Expert Commentary
  • In the News - What the Media Says

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USDA Cattle Report - July 2012

All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2012, totaled 97.8 million head, 2 percent below the 100.0 million on July 1, 2011. This is the lowest all cattle and calves inventory for July 1 since the series began in 1973.

All cows and heifers that have calved, at 39.7 million, were down 2 percent from July 1, 2011.

  • Beef cows, at 30.5 million, were down 3 percent from July 1, 2011.
  • Milk cows, at 9.2 million, unchanged from July 1, 2011.

Other class estimates on July 1, 2012 and the changes from July 1, 2011, are as follows:

  • All heifers 500 pounds and over, 15.7 million, down 2 percent.
  • Beef replacement heifers, 4.2 million, unchanged.
  • Milk replacement heifers, 4.1 million, down 2 percent.
  • Other heifers, 7.4 million, down 3 percent.
  • Steers, weighing 500 pounds and over, 14.0 million, down 1 percent.
  • Bulls, weighing 500 pounds and over, 1.9 million, down 5 percent.
  • Calves under 500 pounds, 26.5 million, down 3 percent.
  • All cattle and calves on feed for slaughter, 12.3 million, up 1 percent.

The 2012 calf crop is expected to be 34.5 million, down 2 percent from 2011. Calves born during the first half of the year are estimated at 25.1 million, down 2 percent from 2011.

Cattle Inventory – United States: July 1


Beef Cow Inventory – United States: July 1

Revisions

Revisions to previous estimates are made to improve year to year and item to item relationships. Estimates for the previous year are subject to revision when current estimates are made and when the January 1 cattle inventory estimates are made. The revisions are primarily based on livestock slaughter and additional foreign trade and survey data. Estimates will also be reviewed after data from the five-year Census of Agriculture are available. No revisions will be made after that date.

What It All Means - Expert Commentary

What the commentators and industry thinkers read into this data:


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In The News - What The Media Says

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Reliability of Cattle Estimates

To review this information, including the Statistical Methodology, Inventory and Reliability, please download the PDF. USDA Cattle Report - July 2012 - USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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