U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Nov ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Oct ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Oct ’20 U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates declined 7.7% on a YOY basis when normalizing for slaughter days, reaching a four year low seasonal level.
- Recent declines in slaughter rates have contributed to the U.S. milk cow herd rebounding to a 27 month high level throughout Oct ’20.
- YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter rates were led by Standard Federal Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia).