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March Milk Production down 0.2 Percent

20 April 2009
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Milk production in the 23 major States during March totaled 15.2 billion pounds, down 0.2 per cent from March 2008.

February revised production at 13.6 billion pounds, was down 2.7 per cent from February 2008. The February revision represented a decrease of 23 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,788 pounds for March, six pounds below March 2008.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.48 million head, 15,000 head more than March 2008, but 4,000 head less than February 2009.

January - March Milk Production down 0.6 Percent

Milk production in the U.S. during the January - March quarter totaled 47.3 billion pounds, down 0.6 per cent from the January - March quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the U.S. during the quarter was 9.30 million head, 11,000 head more than the same period last year.

Monthly Milk Production
23 States

 

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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