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Nebraska January 1 Cattle Inventory

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.  

Access the National publication for this release at: 

https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/h702q636h 

Access the National Executive Briefing at: 

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Newsroom/Executive_Briefings/2022/01-31-2022.pdf

Find agricultural statistics for your county, State, and the Nation at www.nass.usda.gov



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