NEWS
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Fri Dec 21, 2012 04:21 PM CST
Milk

Dairy cattle slaughter slowed down significantly in November with 269,000 head culled. This was 16,000 head less than October, but 16,000 head more than a year ago. This indicates a desire to reduce culling in the attempt to increase milk production in response to higher milk prices this fall. Despite the slowing from the previous month, this was the highest November slaughter we have seen since as far as my records go to 1994. Milk production is strong with significant volumes of milk moving to manufacturing over the next few weeks. Manufacturers and dryers will be very busy adding ...

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