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From: TSS ()
Subject: DOWNER CATTLE USA UPDATE
Date: February 23, 2006 at 12:17 pm PST

RENDER magazine is under the impression;


Non-ambulatory cattle have been estimated by USDA to be approximately
200,000 head per year based on a 1999 American Association of Bovine
Practitioners survey.

http://www.rendermagazine.com/October2004/TechTopics.html

the real figures are double;


WE know ;

Non-Ambulatory

Cattle and Calves

Released May 5, 2005, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department

of Agriculture. For information on Non-ambulatory Cattle and Calves call
Mike Miller at 720-3040, office hours 7:30 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. ET.

Non-Ambulatory Cattle and Calves

Non-ambulatory cattle and calves in the United States totaled 465,000 head
during 2003 and

450,000 head during 2004. The number of non-ambulatory cattle 500 pounds or
greater totaled

280,000 head in 2003 and 270,000 head in 2004. The number of calves under
500 pounds reported

as non-ambulatory totaled 185,000 head in 2003 and 180,000 head in 2004.

The number of operations that reported non-ambulatory cattle and calves was
103,000 in 2003 and

81,000 in 2004. In 2003, there were 66,800 beef cow operations reporting
non-ambulatory cattle

and calves compared to 49,700 in 2004. There were 22,800 dairy operations
reporting nonambulatory

cattle and calves in 2003 compared to 23,000 in 2004.

This report is released as a cooperative effort between the National
Agricultural Statistics Service

and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Veterinary Services. Data
for this report were

collected on the January 1, 2004 and 2005 Cattle Surveys.

SNIP....


http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/livestock/non-amb-catt/naccan05.pdf

TSS




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