US & Canadian Cattle Inventory – 8/22/17 – Lancaster Farming

Washington, D. C.

Aug. 22, 2017

Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Inventory Up 4%

All cattle and calves in the United States and Canada combined totaled 116 million head on July 1, 2017, up 4 percent from t he 111 million head on July 1, 2015. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 46.6 million head, were up 5 percent from 2015.

All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2017, totaled 103 million head, 4 percent above the 98.2 million head on July 1, 2015. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.9 million head, were up 5 percent from 2015.

All cattle and calves in Canada as of July 1, 2017, totaled 13.0 million head, up slightly from the 12.9 million head on July 1, 2016. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 4.74 million head, were up 1 percent from a year ago.

Released August 22, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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