U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Jun ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through May ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- May ’20 U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates declined seasonally from the previous month while finishing 3.6% lower on a YOY basis when normalizing for slaughter days. Dairy cow slaughter rates have finished flat to lower on a YOY basis over eight of the past ten months through May ’20.
- Month-over-month declines in dairy cow slaughter rates were led by Standard Federal Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada).
- YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter rates were led by Standard Federal Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).