June Dairy Cow Slaughter Ahead of Last Year

July 20, 2012 04:28 AM
 

The United States Department of Agriculture reported this morning that 10,000 more dairy cows were sent to slaughter through Federally inspected plants this June compared to last year. That’s a 4.5% increase in kill rate.

In June, dairy producers sent 229,000 head to slaughter. Year-to-date, they have sent 1,523,000 cows to their demise, 65,000 more than last year (+4.5%).

Nevertheless, yesterday’s June milk production report estimated there are still 9,241,000 dairy cows on U.S. farms, 45,000 more than a year ago. As we reported yesterday, U.S. milk production was up 0.9% in June over last year. But that pace is slowing from the 5.3% increase in the first quarter and the estimated 2% increase April through June.

The full livestock slaughter report can be read here

Back to news

Comments

 
Spell Check

Anonymous
7/22/2012 06:57 AM
 

  The best thing to slow milk production is the blood bath going on right now. Hang on.......lower production has already been achieved, just behind in the market right now.

 
 

Corn College TV Education Series

2014_Team_Shot_with_Logo

Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!

Markets

Market Data provided by Barchart.com
brought-by
Close