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USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook

This monthly report, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the US livestock, dairy, poultry and aquaculture sectors. Topics include current production, consumption, trade, prices received, and more.

This is a new section and older reports not listed below can be found here.


Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook

Milk production is expected to increase in 2014 compared with this year. Lower feed prices will improve the profit outlook...

Higher milk per cow in 2013 boosts milk output despite a year-over-year herd reduction. Stronger export prospects and a...

Higher cow numbers will make the year-over-year decline in the US herd size even more gradual than earlier expected. Higher...

Milk supplies will increase fractionally in 2013 as continued yield improvements offset herd declines. An improved feed...

Milk production forecasts for 2012 and 2013 are unchanged from November. A contraction in herd size is expected to continue in...

Feed prices are expected to moderate next year, easing profit pressure on producers, but not enough to engender an expansion...

Slight downward revisions in expected feed prices in 2012/13, along with continued strong demand- -especially...

September forecasts for milk production and prices are largely unchanged from August. Gradual herd contraction is expected...

The severe drought that is lowering crop yields in much of the United States is already lowering milk yield per cow and next...

Lower yield forecasts for feed grains and oilseeds will lead to sharply higher feed prices for the balance of 2012 and into...

Milk production continues a slow rise, and herd reduction may be more modest than earlier forecast; milk per cow continues to...

Current year milk and dairy product prices continue a downward glide as milk production continues to expand despite lower...

Cow numbers and yield per cow continue above expectations despite poor producer returns. The higher production results in...

Milk cow estimates were raised again this month; although herd size contraction is still expected later in 2012. Milk per...

The dairy cow herd size is currently above a year earlier; but, weakening producer returns should prompt herd size reduction...

Despite a forecast of a small reduction in herd size from 2011, higher milk per cow will raise milk production in 2012.

Production in 2012 is forecast to rise slightly based on higher milk output per cow.

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