U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Nov ’19
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Oct ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates declined contraseasonally while finishing lower on a YOY basis for the second time in the past three months, down 0.7%. Dairy cow slaughter rates had finished higher on a YOY basis over 30 consecutive months prior to declining over two of the past three months through Oct ’19.
- Oct ’19 MOM declines in dairy cow slaughter were led by Standard Federal Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada).
- Oct ’19 YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter were led by Standard Federal Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).