U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Sep ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Aug ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Aug ’20 U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates remained slightly above recent four year low levels but finished 11.9% lower on a YOY basis when normalizing for slaughter days. The YOY decline in dairy cow slaughter rates was the largest experienced throughout the past five and a half years on a percentage basis.
- Month-over-month increases in dairy cow slaughter rates were led by Standard Federal Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia).
- YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter rates continued to be led by Standard Federal Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).