Source: USDA National Ag Statistics Service
The United States Department of Agriculture released its revised February Livestock Slaughter report this afternoon, after finding data reporting errors in the initial report released March 19.
In this revised report, dairy cow slaughter in February ran 5,000 cows ahead of a year ago (2.1%), but 33,000 head fewer than January 2015.
Because there was one more processing day in January, the per day slaughter rate was 995 head higher in January. That’s a 7.6% higher rate than February.
Year-to-date, 2015 slaughter is still running 11,000 cows ahead of last year, an increase of 2.2%. Read the full report here.