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U.S. - Canadian Cattle Inventory Down Slightly

14 August 2008
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - This publication is a result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and NASS to release the number of cattle and calves by class and calf crop for both countries within one publication. This information was requested by the U.S. cattle industry to provide producers additional information about potential beef supplies. U.S. inventory numbers were previously released on February 1, 2008.

All cattle and calves in the U. S. and Canada combined totaled 110.6 million head on January 1, 2008, down slightly from a year ago. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 47.7 million head, was down 1 percent from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2008, totaled 96.7 million head, slightly below the 97.0 million on January 1, 2007 but virtually unchanged from the 96.7 million two years ago.

All cattle and calves in Canada as of January 1, 2008, totaled 13.9 million head, down 1 percent from the 14.2 million on January 1, 2007, and 5 percent below the 14.7 million two years ago. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 5.97 million, was down 1 percent from the 6.02 million on January 1, 2007, and 5 percent below the 6.27 million from two years ago.

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