U.S. Dairy Cow Slaughter Update – Jul ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy cow slaughter figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Jun ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Jun ’20 U.S. dairy cow slaughter rates declined seasonally from the previous month while finishing 8.0% lower on a YOY basis when normalizing for slaughter days. The YOY decline in dairy cow slaughter rates was the largest experienced throughout the past five and a half years on a percentage basis.
- Month-over-month declines in dairy cow slaughter rates were led by Standard Federal Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).
- YOY declines in dairy cow slaughter rates were led by Standard Federal Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).