As of January 1, all cattle and calves in the U.S. totaled 94.4 million head. That is slightly below 94.8 million head one year ago. This Cattle Inventory Report from USDA was neutral to the marketplace, coming in one percent higher than pre-report estimates. All cows and heifers that have calved are at 40.7 million head, one percent lower than the previous year. The 2019 calf crop in the U.S. is estimated at 36.1 million head, down one percent from last year. View the report.
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