The number of cattle and calves in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2012, was estimated at 1.28 million head, up 4% from last year, according to the Jan. 27 Cattle and Calves report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Beef cows, at 300,000 head, were up 3% from last year, and milk cows, at 270,000 head, were unchanged from last year.
Ohio’s beef replacement heifers were at 55,000, the same as last year but dairy replacement heifers were down 5,000 head from last year. Other heifers, at 70,000 head, were up 7% from last year. Steers 500 pounds and over were up 8% from last year to 195,000 head. Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market, at 180,000 head increased by 6%. Bulls, at 20,000 head, declined by 5,000 head from January 1, 2011. Ohio’s calf crop, at 490,000 head, increased by 9% from last year.
All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2012 totaled 90.8 million head, 2% below the 92.7 million on January 1, 2011.… Continue readingRead More »