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Domestic cattle herd grows as demand slows

By |December 28, 2022|Categories: Dairy & Eggs, Market Prices|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

USDA’s December milk production for the week leading into Christmas showed a 1,000-head revision higher in the previous herd number and a further 1,000-head [...]

Fueled by unsustainable high dairy product prices, herd continues to grow

By |September 27, 2022|Categories: Dairy & Eggs, Market Prices|Tags: , , , , , , |

Monday’s USDA milk production reports for August showed an abundance of milk and dairy cows for the market to absorb. Not only were the [...]

USDA March milk production report finally shows increase in herd

By |March 29, 2022|Categories: Dairy & Eggs|Tags: , , , , , , |

After eight months of contraction, the national herd finally showed signs of life and an increase of 3,000 head at the end of February. [...]

Dairy herd & milk yield fall below year-ago levels

By |November 23, 2021|Categories: Dairy & Eggs|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

February milk production report skewed by extra leap day last year

By |March 19, 2021|Categories: Dairy & Eggs|Tags: , , , |

USDA’s milk production report showed some interesting results through February, but the 29 days in February 2020 make it more difficult to draw meaningful [...]