Sep 22, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions| Sign UpLogin

Dairy Cow Slaughter Shoots Up

June 23, 2012
By: Jim Dickrell, Dairy Today Editor

The United States Department of Agriculture reported that dairy farmers sent 251,000 dairy cows to slaughter in May, up 11,000 head over April and an astounding 31,000 head over May 2011.

The increases represent 4.6% increase over April, and a whopping 14% over year-earlier levels.

Year-to-date, nearly 1.3 million cows have been sent to slaughter in Federally inspected plants in 2012, up 55,000 head over last year (4.4%).

Despite the increased culling, USDA estimates  that there are still 9,270,000 dairy cows on U.S. farms. That’s up 76,000 head from a year ago (0.8%).

The full livestock slaughter report can be read here.


See Comments

RELATED TOPICS: Dairy, News, Milk, USDA, Risk Management

Log In or Sign Up to comment


No comments have been posted



Hot Links & Cool Tools


facebook twitter youtube View More>>
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions