Friday’s USDA annual inventory report showed that total cattle and calf numbers declined for the seventh consecutive year. At 87.7 million head, cattle numbers fell 2 percent from a year ago and are the lowest since 1951. The report was much anticipated since the sequester budget cuts eliminated the USDA’s midyear inventory report, making this the first actual herd count we’ve seen since Feb. 2013. The one positive number in the report was for beef replacement ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.


Attention Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Questions about your account or how to access content? 

Contact: Desiree Torres 

Already registered? here.