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August Milk Production Up 2.6%; Cow Slaughter Down

September 19, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture reported this afternoon that August milk production was up a whopping 2.6% over last year.

Kansas and Iowa led the increased surge, with Kansas up 8.8% and Iowa up 8%. Only two of the top 10 dairy states reported decreases. Idaho was down 0.7% and New Mexico was off 1.2%.

California appears to be rebounding, up 2.7%. Wisconsin was up 1.7% as well. New York was up 4.2% and Pennsylvania was up 3.5%.

You can read the full milk production report here

USDA also released its August livestock slaughter report this afternoon, reporting that dairy cow slaughter was down 9,000 head (3.2%) from a year ago. However, 15,000 more dairy cows were sent to slaughter in August 2013 than July 2013, an increase of 6%.

Year-to-date, 2,084,000 dairy cows have been processed through federally inspected plants. That’s 46,000 more head than last year, a 2.3% increase.

You can read the full slaughter report here

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