Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 7
July 2005


Dairy Heifer Numbers up in USDA Inventory

The July 1 USDA Livestock Inventory estimated that the number of dairy heifers over 500 pounds available for replacments was up 100,000 head over a year ago to 3,700,000.

Class of Livestock 2003 2004 2005 2005 as % of 2004
         
Cows & Heifers that have Calved        
Beef Cows
33,600,000
33,500,000
33,750,000
101
Milk Cows
9,100,000
9,000,000
9,050,000
101
 
Heifers 500 Pounds and Over
Beef CowReplacements
4,600,000
4,800,000
5,000,000
104
Milk Cow Replacements
3,600,000
3,600,000
3,700,000
103
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/livestock/pct-bb/catl0705.txt


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