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jrsiajdranch
Veteran Advisor

Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

SJ_LS714
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Feb 16, 2012    USDA Market News Service

                     Cow Slaughter Under Federal Inspection         
                            By Region and U.S. Total
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                      Week ending-02/04/2012          Week ending-02/05/2011    
                  --------------------------------------------------------------
                       Dairy            All            Dairy            All     
    Region             cows            cows            cows            cows     
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                                               head                             
1                          -                -              -              100   
2                        600              700            600              700   
3                     10,200           12,800          8,600           10,700   
4                      3,600           13,500          4,000           15,800   
5                     18,800           33,000         17,200           29,300   
6                      7,200           24,900          4,100           20,800   
7                        (D)              (D)            (D)              (D)   
8                        (D)              (D)            (D)              (D)   
9                     17,900           21,500         19,000           21,800   
10                     3,300            4,300          3,700            6,700   
U.S. 2/               63,400          128,400         59,100          122,900   
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
-    Represents zero.                                                           
(D)  Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
1/   States included in regions are as follows   1- CT, ME, NH, VT, MA & RI;
     2- NY & NJ;  3- DE-MD, PA, WV & VA;  4- AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC & TN;
     5- IL, IN, MI, MN, OH & WI;  6- AR, LA, NM, OK & TX;  7- IA, KS, MO & NE;
     8- CO, MT, ND, SD, UT & WY;  9- AZ, CA, HI & NV;  10- AK, ID, OR & WA.
2/   Totals may not add due to rounding.  A region may not be published due to
     confidentiality, but is included in totals.

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jrsiajdranch
Veteran Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

BTW hard to believe but dairy culls were as high as 90 cents last week!   This increase in cull dairy cows is only gonna get worse. I wonder how long before we hit 65,000 + dairy culls?  May be we can get this cow herd under 9 million this summer!? 

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

Wondering how long the consumer will continue to pay for  $3  burger     ?

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jrsiajdranch
Veteran Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

Right up till it turns into $4!  And that is coming very soon. Be very careful as many are about to see the farmer as the number 1 enemy.

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

High prices in this economy is highly unusual--- guess we will let the   "experts"  reshuffle the deck and get ready for the next  line of  goods  sale --- the old pyramid of every step up some one is eliminated even though it can be very lonely on the last box--- 

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

One thing with energy price increases it will shrink the grocery funds--- 

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jrsiajdranch
Veteran Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

Pizza sales already off by 12% for the year!

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

We finally got a little mixed precip. here in NE  Nebr. Yesterday --great to get the fire danger down and a pump primer for spring ---   I would hope this market would catch it's breath and end this extreme upward ramp for our consumer friends---   

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ChrisGrains
Frequent Contributor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

That is a lot of cows. Where do you find this data? Very informative

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Artifice
Senior Contributor

Re: Look at the cow slaughter numbers!

I think the industry worries too much about the economy.

 

food as a %  of household budgets is much lower than 30-40 yrs ago.

 

economy is still 15 trillion, though flatish.

 

3& burger   vs 6$ chicken boneless cutlets?

 

cow pepole are staring at the high price for culls and, liquidating.

 

should be buying,   as we are building a bigger shortage for later this yr and next.

 

US likes beef and eats a lot, 2.50 or 3

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