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2013 12:00 AM

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The annual Cattle report, due out on February 1, 2013, is expected to show that the total inventory of all cattle and calves in the U.S. dropped just under 90 million head, the smallest total since 1952. Total beef cows likely will be 29.4 million head, the smallest beef cow herd since 1962. The 2012 calf crop was the 17th consecutively smaller calf crop and the 2013 calf crop will be smaller still, likely the smallest total U.S. calf crop since 1942.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

2013 Cattle Market Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities

The annual Cattle report, due out on February 1, 2013, is expected to show that the total inventory of all cattle and calves in the U.S. dropped just under 90 million head, the smallest total since 1952. Total beef cows likely will be 29.4 million head, the smallest beef cow herd since 1962. The 2012 calf crop was the 17th consecutively smaller calf crop and the 2013 calf crop will be smaller still, likely the smallest total U.S. calf crop since 1942.