U.S. and Canadian cattle inventory down 1 percent

News
Mar 8, 2013
by WLJ

All cattle and calves in the U.S. and Canada combined totaled 101.6 million head on Jan. 1, 2013, down 1 percent from the 103 million on Jan.1, 2012, according to a March 6, 2013, release by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, USDA. 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 U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2013, totaled 89.3 million head, 2 percent below the 90.8 million on Jan. 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 Jan. 1, 2013, totaled 12.3 million head, up 0.5 percent from the 12.2 million on Jan. 1, 2012. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 4.92 million, were down 1 percent from a year ago.

U.S. and Canadian sheep inventory down slightly

All sheep and lambs in the U.S. and Canada combined totaled 6.23 million head on Jan. 1, 2013, down slightly from the 6.25 million on Jan. 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 U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2013, totaled 5.34 million head, 1 percent below the 5.37 million head on Jan. 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 Jan. 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 from last year. Market sheep and lambs, at 222 thousand head, were up 2 percent from a year ago. — WLJ

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