This archived report does not contain recent information or data. This report examines the cattle cycle of the 1990s to determine if there are differences from previous cattle cycles and, if so, how and why differences occurred.
In early 1996, the peak in the current cycle of cattle inventories coincided with a long list of negative factors: negative returns at the farm and feedlot, record-high feed grain prices, a severe drought in 1995-96, widening farm-retail price spreads; Choice beef dollar, and reports of high profits for beef packers. This confluence created an atmosphere in which some producers and members of Congress questioned whether the cattle industry was adversely affected by high packer concentration and market power. Published April 1999.
Category: Animals and Animal Products:Livestock Keyword: beef, cow-calf operations, and cattle Latest Release: Apr 1, 1999
NASS Calf Crop
This publication was produced from 1963 to 1971 and includes the number of calves born each year, by state. Trends in production by region are also included.
Category: Animals and Animal Products:Livestock and Agriculture Economics and Management:Production Practices Keyword: calves, cattle breeding, and cow-calf operations Latest Release: Feb 9, 1972
This publication presents the estimates of total head of livestock slaughtered in commercial plants by States and month. Also included: estimates of total live weight and estimates of meat production by month, State, and species. Commercial slaughter includes slaughter in Federally inspected plants and other commercial plants, but excludes farm slaughter. These releases contain data from years 1944 to 1957.
Category: Animals and Animal Products:Livestock Keyword: cow-calf operations, cattle, livestock, and livestock and meat industry Latest Release: Jul 1, 1958