LINCOLN, Neb. January 31, 2022 – All cattle and calves in Nebraska as of January 1, 2022 totaled 6.80 million head, down 1% from January 1, 2021, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
All cows and heifers that had calved totaled 1.89 million head, down 3% from last year.
Beef cows totaled 1.83 million head, down 3% from last year.
Milk cows totaled 58,000 head, down 3% from January 1, 2021.
All heifers 500 pounds and over totaled 1.94 million head, down 2% from last year.
Steers weighing 500 pounds and over totaled 2.54 million head, up 3% from last year.
Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over totaled 110,000 head, unchanged from last year.
Calves under 500 pounds totaled 320,000 head, down 9% from January 1, 2021.
All cattle on feed fed for slaughter in Nebraska feedlots totaled 2.82 million head, up 4% from the previous year.
The 2021 calf crop totaled 1.69 million head, down 3% from 2020.
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