January 1 Cattle Inventory Preview

Heifer slaughter is on pace to be about half a million head more than was in the “other heifer” category in the Jan. 1 2019 report.  That would indicate more heifers that were considered for replacement were pulled from the herd.  This suggests that the number of heifers held for replacement for beef-type animals will also likely be below a year ago.  

See the Livestock Monitor for a full update.