EAST LANSING, Mich. — All cattle and calves in Ohio as of Jan. 1, 2020, were 1.29 million head, down 2 percent from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. Ohio highlights from the Jan. 1 report follow:
- Beef cow numbers decreased 3 percent to 298,000 head. Beef replacement heifers decreased 7 percent to 65,000 head.
- Milk cows were down slightly at 252,000 head. Heifers for milk cow replacement decreased 4 percent to 120,000 head.
- The 2019 calf crop was 485,000 head, down 1 percent from 2018.
Nationally, all cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2020 totaled 94.4 million head, slightly below the 94.8 million head on January 1, 2019. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 40.7 million head, were 1 percent below the 41.0 million head on January 1, 2019. Beef cows, at 31.3 million head, were down 1 percent from a year ago. Milk cows, at 9.33 million head, were down slightly from the previous year.
All heifers 500 pounds and over as of January 1, 2020 totaled 20.1 million head, slightly below the 20.2 million head on January 1, 2019. Beef replacement heifers, at 5.77 million head, were down 2 percent from a year ago. Milk replacement heifers, at 4.64 million head, were down 1 percent from the previous year. Other heifers, at 9.71 million head, were 1 percent above a year earlier.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Ohio Field Office
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