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U.S.-Canadian cattle inventory down one percent

All cattle and calves in the U.S. and Canada combined totaled 119.5 million head on July 1, 2008, down one percent from a year ago. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 48.2 million head, was down one percent from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2008, totaled 104.3 million head, slightly below the 104.8 million on July 1, 2007 and one percent below the 105.2 million two years ago. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 42.4 million head, was down slightly from a year ago.

All cattle and calves in Canada as of July 1, 2008, totaled 15.2 million head, down four percent from the 15.9 million on July 1, 2007, and five percent below the 16.0 million two years ago. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 5.84 million, was down four percent from the 6.08 million on July 1, 2007, and five percent below the 6.17 million from two years ago.

This publication is a result of a joint effort by Statistics Canada and NASS to release the number of cattle and calves by class and calf crop for both countries within one publication. This information was requested by the U.S. cattle industry to provide producers additional information about potential beef supplies. U.S. inventory numbers were previously released on July 25, 2008.

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