Cow slaughter figures have been running higher this year, showing year-over-year gains all but three weeks of 2017. Year-to-date, the number of total cows moving through the system is about 7 percent higher. Weekly slaughter rates were averaging 5 percent above a year ago through April, and 8 percent above a year ago April to July. Since then, slaughter rates have expanded to 10 percent above a year ago.
October’s Dairy Data Dashboard By Alan Levitt Every month, USDEC aggregates domestic and global dairy data to create 10 charts displayed in a one-page, printable dashboard. The October Dairy Data Dashboard