U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Oct ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Sep ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Sep ’20 U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates increased seasonally to a five month high level but finished 6.5% lower on a YOY basis when normalizing for slaughter days.
- Month-over-month increases 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 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia).