U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Dec ’19
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Nov ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates declined contraseasonally while finishing lower on a YOY basis for the third time in the past four months, down 2.3%. Dairy cow slaughter rates had finished higher on a YOY basis over 30 consecutive months prior to declining over three of the past four months through Nov ’19.
- Nov ’19 MOM declines in dairy cow slaughter were led by Standard Federal Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).
- Nov ’19 YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter were also led by Standard Federal Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).