U.S. milk cow herd declines in September

Milk production increases 2.1% from a year earlier.

The U.S. milk cow herd declined 3,000 head from August to September, reversing some of the atypical increase that occurred from July to August, according to the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC).

“Over the last 10 years, the milk cow herd has averaged a 6,000-head decline from August to September, so the industry appears now to be reluctantly on the path towards trimming supplies in order to bring a return to producer profitability,” LMIC noted.

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