EAST LANSING, Mich. — All cattle and calves in Indiana as of January 1, 2021, were 850,000 head, up 1 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 194,000 head. Beef replacement heifers decreased 7 percent to 38,000 head.
- Milk cows increased 9 percent to 191,000 head. Heifers for milk cow replacement increased 3 percent to 77,000 head.
- The 2020 calf crop was 340,000 head, up 1 percent from 2019.
Nationally, all cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2021 totaled 93.6 million head, slightly below the 93.8 million head on January 1, 2020. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 40.6 million head, were slightly below the 40.7 million head on January 1, 2020.
Beef cows, at 31.2 million head, were down 1 percent from a year ago. Milk cows, at 9.44 million head, were up 1 percent from the previous year. All heifers 500 pounds and over as of January 1, 2021 totaled 20.0 million head, slightly below the 20.0 million head on January 1, 2020.
Beef replacement heifers, at 5.81 million head, were up slightly from a year ago. Milk replacement heifers, at 4.60 million head, were down 2 percent from the previous year. Other heifers, at 9.58 million head, were 1 percent above a year earlier.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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