U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Jan ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Dec ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates increased seasonally to a three month high level but remained lower on a YOY basis for the third consecutive month, finishing down 0.6%.
- Dec ’19 MOM increases in dairy cow slaughter were led by Standard Federal Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada).
- Dec ’19 YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter were led by Standard Federal Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).