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. [...]

Dairy prices advance as U.S. herd recedes

Key industry reports released this past week provided additional fuel to bulls in dairy, bolstering prices. Domestically, the milk production report surprised many with a significant reduction to last month’s August estimate of herd and a further decrease for the current month. In total, [...]

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 [...]

Cooler fall temps as dairy herd shows signs of recovery

Dairy data releases in the last two weeks included some encouraging signs of herd recovery and bearish stocks numbers. Last Monday’s USDA Milk Production Report showed a modest uptick in the 24-state cow number to 8,796,000 heifers. The total U.S. herd was about flat, [...]