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22 February 2012

United States and Canadian Cattle Inventory Down 2 PercentUnited States and Canadian Cattle Inventory Down 2 Percent

The latest USDA figures show that the US and Canadian cattle inventory were down two percent in January 2012.
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All cattle and calves in the United States and Canada combined totaled 103.3 million head on January 1, 2012, down 2 percent from the 105.1 million on January 1, 2011. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 44.3 million head, were down 2 percent from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2012, totaled 90.8 million head, 2 percent below the 92.7 million on January 1, 2011. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 39.1 million head, were down 2 percent from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in Canada as of January 1, 2012, totaled 12.5 million head, up 0.5 percent from the 12.5 million on January 1, 2011. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 5.21 million, were down 1 percent from a year ago.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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