Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


USDA Will Offer Answers Later Today About the Growth of the US Beef Cow Herd the Past Twelve Months

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:34:27

USDA Will Offer Answers Later Today About the Growth of the US Beef Cow Herd the Past Twelve Months On Tuesday afternoon, the US Department of Agriculture will release the January first Cattle Inventory report, providing a snapshot of the size of the US cattle herd as of January first. Expectations are that it will show further growth in the size of the US Beef Cow Herd, which has been recovering in recent years from drought that hit the southern great plains at the beginning of this decade.


Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Economist Dr. Derrell Peel believes the report may show as much as one to two percent growth in the size of the US Beef Cow herd that was pegged at 30.3 million head as of January 1, 2016. Beef producers added a million beef cows in 2015- growing the herd from 29.3 million to 30.3 million head that year. The increase in 2016 from 2015 was four percent.


Dr. Peel says a number that he will be watching closely in today's report is the Beef Cow Replacement figure. The last two years- the January first Beef Cow Replacement numbers have hit 6 million and 6.2 million head respectively. Peel thinks that number will be substantially under that for January 1, 2017- based on larger numbers of heifers being placed into feedlots in recent months. This past Friday's Cattle on Feed report was a quarterly report, giving us the latest breakdown of steers and heifers- and it showed larger numbers of females going into the feedlots of the major cattle states compared to January 1, 2016.


You can hear Dr. Peel's comments on what he is anticipating from the Cattle Inventory report by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.


For reference ahead of today's report- click or tap here to see the January 2016 Cattle Inventory Report.


   
   


Ron Hays talks with Derrell Peel as they preview the USDA Cattle Inventory Report
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Piper Merritt Makes the Cut- Is Now a Finalist in Her Quest to Become a National Officer of the FFA  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:40:05 CDT
  • Crop Report Shows Significant Progress Made in Both Corn and Soybean Harvest Since Last Week  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:00:22 CDT
  • Claremore, Oologah, Stillwater and Timberlake Chase National Honors in Premiere Chapter Competition This Week in Indy  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:28:56 CDT
  • Slaughter Cows Sell 3.00 - 4.00 Lower, Bulls Lightly Tested Monday at OKC West Livestock Auction  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:19:03 CDT
  • AgriPro SY Monument Recommended for Delayed Planting Season to Increase Chances of Success  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:55 CDT
  • Activist Groups File Litigation Against Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Referendum   Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:04:24 CDT
  • Oklahoma Beef Council Board of Directors Approves $1.27M Spending Budget for Fiscal Year 2018  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:25:32 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017  Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:17:46 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2017 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI