Dairy herd & milk yield fall below year-ago levels

This week’s USDA milk production report provided more bullish fuel as the national herd fell by a further -14,000 head to 9.4 million cows across the country, and milk yield, the volume of milk per cow per day, also fell below Oct 2020 levels. [...]

Culling limits milk supply growth

Four months into this contraction phase for output, the U.S. dairy herd has fallen by nearly 30,000 head, with the bulk of the reductions seen for the largest 24 producing states. The falling herd left August milk output up a somewhat disappointing 1.1 percent [...]

Global dairy markets coming back to life for a fall rally?

With prices down some 15 percent in the second quarter and early in the third quarter, global appetite for dairy products looks to be heating up again. In Fonterra’s Sep. 7 Global Dairy Trade auction, pricing surged a whopping 4 percent, with all product [...]