10/4/2012

Cattle Inventory: States With The Most Beef Cows; Rankings From One To Fifty

Cattle can only be used in the plural and not in the singular: it is a plurale tantum.  Thus one may refer to "three cattle" or "some cattle", but not "one cattle". There is no universally used singular form in modern English of "cattle", other than the sex- and age-specific terms such as cow, bull, steer and heifer. Historically, "ox" was a non-sex-specific term for adult cattle, but generally this is now used only for draft cattle, especially adult castrated males. The term is also incorporated into the names of other species such as the musk ox and "grunting ox" (yak), and is used in some areas to describe certain cattle products such as ox-hide and ox-tail.



Beef Cows That Have Calved By State  (2011 vs 2012)




United States

30,849,600

29,882,900

-966,700


Rank

State

2011

2012

Difference


1

Texas

5,025,000

4,365,000

-660,000


2

Nebraska

1,772,000

1,884,000

112,000


3

Missouri

1,865,000

1,857,000

-8,000


4

Oklahoma

2,016,000

1,728,000

-288,000


5

South Dakota

1,610,000

1,610,000

0


6

Montana

1,476,000

1,456,000

-20,000


7

Kansas

1,478,000

1,427,000

-51,000


8

Kentucky

1,023,000

995,000

-28,000


9

Tennessee

990,000

950,000

-40,000


10

Florida

926,000

940,000

14,000


11

Arkansas

928,000

909,000

-19,000


12

Iowa

840,000

895,000

55,000


13

North Dakota

880,000

862,000

-18,000


14

Colorado

727,000

749,000

22,000


15

Wyoming

694,000

714,000

20,000


16

Virginia

675,000

664,000

-11,000


17

Alabama

659,000

650,000

-9,000


18

California

600,000

620,000

20,000


19

Oregon

549,000

547,000

-2,000


20

Georgia

502,000

512,000

10,000


21

Mississippi

495,000

486,000

-9,000


22

Idaho

446,000

469,000

23,000


23

Louisiana

461,000

452,000

-9,000


24

New Mexico

488,000

435,000

-53,000


25

Minnesota

360,000

365,000

5,000


26

North Carolina

356,000

360,000

4,000


27

Illinois

352,000

331,000

-21,000


28

Utah

333,000

330,000

-3,000


29

Ohio

290,000

300,000

10,000


30

Wisconsin

265,000

265,000

0


31

Nevada

237,000

236,000

-1,000


32

Washington

233,000

217,000

-16,000


33

Indiana

213,000

195,000

-18,000


34

West Virginia

200,000

195,000

-5,000


35

Arizona

180,000

185,000

5,000


36

South Carolina

184,000

184,000

0


37

Pennsylvania

157,000

160,000

3,000


38

Michigan

99,000

109,000

10,000


39

New York

90,000

100,000

10,000


40

Hawaii

79,000

78,100

-900


41

Maryland

42,000

43,000

1,000


42

Maine

13,000

10,000

-3,000


43

Vermont

10,000

10,000

0


44

New Jersey

9,000

8,000

-1,000


45

Massachusetts

5,500

7,000

1,500


46

Alaska

5,100

5,500

400


47

Connecticut

4,000

4,500

500


48

New Hampshire

3,000

4,000

1,000


49

Delaware

3,500

3,500

0


50

Rhode Island

1,500

1,300

-200


Source:  NASS/USDA


 


**Source: Prepared By: Rob Cook