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Ohio Ag Census reveals major shifts in cow numbers

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Ohio’s state statistician says cow inventories show significant changes in the 2022 Ag Census.

Ben Torrance tells Brownfield while the number of cattle and calves on Ohio farms decreased by five percent since 2017, cattle on feed increased 15 percent.

“The inventory showed an increase where we were at 202,725 head for ‘22 and we were at 176,893 in 2017,” he says.

The number of milk cows on Ohio farms declined by eight percent since the last Census and the state lost 34 percent of farms milking cows.

Ohio Ag Census reveals major shifts in cow numbers