February 7, 2018
All cattle and calves in Michigan as of Jan. 1 were 1.16 million head, down 2% from last year, according to Marlo Johnson, director of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan highlights from the report that compares numbers from a year ago include:
• Beef cow numbers decreased 15% to 102,000. Beef replacement heifers decreased 4% to 24,000 head.
• Milk cows increased 1% to 428,000 head. Heifers for milk cow replacement increased 4% to 176,000 head.
• The 2017 calf crop, at 410,000 head, was unchanged from 2016.
Nationally, all cattle and calves in the United States, as of Jan. 1, totaled 94.4 million head, 1% above the 93.7 million head on Jan. 1, 2017.
All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.1 million head, were 1% above the 40.6 million head from a year ago. Beef cows, at 31.7 million head, were up 2% from a year ago.
Milk cows, at 9.40 million head, were up 1% from the previous year. All heifers 500 pounds and over, as of Jan. 1, totaled 20.2 million head, 1% above the 20.1 million head from a year ago.
Beef replacement heifers, at 6.13 million head, were down 4% from a year ago. Milk replacement heifers, at 4.78 million head, were up 1% from the previous year.
Other heifers, at 9.33 million head, were 4% above a year earlier.
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