REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – According to the Ohio Agriculture Statistics Service, the number of cattle and calves in Ohio on Jan. 1 was estimated at 1.24 million head, unchanged from last year.
Beef cows were at 275,000 head, down 2 percent, but milk cows rose 3 percent from a year earlier.
Ohio’s beef replacement heifers increased 8 percent from last year, and dairy replacement heifers increased 5 percent. Steers 500 pounds and over were down 6 percent.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market remained unchanged from January 2000. Ohio’s calf crop was 2 percent below 1999.
All cattle and calves in the United States as of Jan. 1 totaled 97.3 million head, 1 percent below the 98.2 million on January 2000 and 2 percent below the 99.1 million two years ago.
All cows and heifers that have calved, at 42.6 million, were slightly below the 42.8 million last year and 1 percent below the 42.9 million two years ago.
Beef and milk cows.
Beef cows, at 33.4 million, were down 1 percent from both January 2000 and January 1999. Milk cows, at 9.20 million, were up slightly from 2000 and 1999.
Other class estimates on Jan. 1, 2001, and changes from January 2000 and 1999, respectively are as follows:
All heifers 500 pounds and over, 19.8 million, up 1 percent. Beef replacement heifers, 5.59 million, up 2 percent. Milk replacement heifers, 4.05 million, up 1 percent.
Other heifers, 10.1 million, down slightly. Steers weighing 500 pounds and over, 16.4 million, down 1 percent . Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over, 2.27 million, down 1 percent.
Calves under 500 pounds, 16.2 million, down 4 percent. Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter in all feedlots, 14.2 million, up 1 percent. The combined total of calves under 500 pounds, and other heifers and steers over 500 pounds outside of feedlots, 28.6 million, down 4 percent.