LINCOLN — A new report detailing Nebraska’s inventory of cattle and calves shows the state had 6.15 million head as of Jan. 1 — down 2 percent from a year ago.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said all cows and heifers that had calved totaled 1.85 million head, down 1 percent from last year.
Beef cows totaled 1.8 million head, down slightly from last year, and milk cows totaled 53,000 head — down 4 percent from 2013.
All cattle on feed fed for slaughter in Nebraska feedlots totaled 2.45 million head, down 4 percent from the previous year.
The service also said that all sheep and lamb inventory in Nebraska on Jan. 1 totaled 76,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year. — AP
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