All cattle and calves on Georgia farms on Jan. 1, 2008, are estimated at 1,130,000 head, down 3 percent from Jan. 1, 2007 according to the USDA, NASS, Georgia Field Office.

All cows and heifers that have calved totaled 630,000 head on Jan. 1, 2007, down 5 percent from the previous year. Beef cows totaled 553,000 head, down 5 percent, and milk cows are 77,000 head, 3 percent above the previous year.

Beef replacement heifers totaled 75,000 head, down 2,000 head below 2007. Milk replacement heifers totaled 22,000 head, down 4 percent from the previous year.

Calves born during 2007 in Georgia totaled 530,000 head, down 2 percent from the number born in 2006.

All cattle and calves in the United States as of Jan. 1, 2008, totaled 96.7 million head, slightly below the 97.0 million on Jan. 1, 2007.

All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.8 million, were down 1 percent from the 42.0 million on Jan. 1, 2007.

Beef cows, at 32.6 million, were down 1 percent from Jan. 1, 2007.

Milk cows, at 9.22 million, were up 1 percent from January 1, 2007.