Economic update: March dairy cull cow marketing highest since 1986
Here’s an update of factors impacting your dairy income for the week of April 23-29.
March dairy cull cow marketing highest since 1986
Strong beef prices and small milk income margins in March pushed monthly U.S. dairy cull cow marketing to its highest total since 1986. For those with long memories, that was the year of the whole-herd buyout program.
The number of dairy cull cows marketed through U.S. slaughter plants was estimated at 306,100 in March 2023, up 39,600 from February and 8,900 more than March 2022. With 27 non-holiday weekdays and Saturdays, slaughter averaged 11,300 head per day.
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