EAST LANSING, Mich. — All cattle and calves in Indiana as of January 1, 2022 were 810,000 head, down 5 percent from last year, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. Indiana highlights from the January 1 report follow:
- Beef cow numbers remained unchanged at 184,000 head. Beef replacement heifers decreased 8 percent to 35,000 head.
- Milk cows decreased 3 percent to 186,000 head. Heifers for milk cow replacement decreased 22 percent to 60,000 head.
- The 2021 calf crop was 330,000 head, down 3 percent from 2020.
Nationally, all cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2022 totaled 91.9 million head, 2 percent below the 93.8 million head on January 1, 2021. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 39.5 million head, were 2 percent below the 40.3 million head on January 1, 2021. Beef cows, at 30.1 million head, were down 2 percent from a year ago.
Milk cows, at 9.38 million head, were down 1 percent from the previous year. All heifers 500 pounds and over as of January 1, 2022 totaled 19.8 million head, 2 percent below the 20.2 million head on January 1, 2021. Beef replacement heifers, at 5.61 million head, were down 3 percent from a year ago. Milk replacement heifers, at 4.45 million head, were down 3 percent from the previous year. Other heifers, at 9.71 million head, were 1 percent below a year earlier.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service