USDA-NASS released the mid-year cattle inventory report on Friday July 19th. The all cattle and calf count was unchanged from a year ago, as was the number of beef cows. Year-over-year, the number of heifers reported as being held for beef cow replacement purposes declined (down just over 4%).
The first estimate by NASS for the 2019 calf crop showed a slight drop compared to 2018's.
For the full report see here.