U.S. and Canadian Cattle Inventory Down 2%
The USDA said last week all cattle and calves between the United States and Canada combined to total 111 million head on July 1st, a 2% drop from the 113 million head on July 1 of last year. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 44.5 million head, were down 2% from 2021 as well. All cattle and calves in the U.S. as of July 1st, totaled 98.8 million head, down 2% from July 1, 2021. All cows and heifers that have calved came in at 39.8 million head, a drop of 2% from a year ago.
All cattle and calves in Canada totaled 12.3 million head as of July 1, down 3% from the 12.6 million head on July 1, 2021. All cows and heifers that have calved hit 4.69 million head on July 1, a number that’s down 1% from a year earlier.
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