September Culling 8% Below Year Ago

October 23, 2014 03:13 PM

The United States Department of Agriculture reported today that dairy farmers culled 238,000 dairy cows in September, 21,000 fewer head that a year ago. And since there was one more business day in September 2014 than in 2013, the numbers are actually even worse.

On a per day basis, culling was down about 1,600 bovines, or a 12.5% decrease. 

On the other hand, culling was actually up in September compared to August of this year, with 9,000 more cows moving to slaughter.

You can read the full report here

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