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Milk Production Falls In First Quarter

20 April 2010
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Despite March milk production being higher than production in March 2009, the latest statistics from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture show a fall in production since January 2010.

Milk production in the 23 major States during March totaled 15.4 billion pounds, up 0.9 per cent from March 2009. February revised production at 13.7 billion pounds, was up 0.3 per cent from February 2009. The February revision represented an increase of 17 million pounds or 0.1 per cent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,846 pounds for March, 51 pounds above March 2009.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.32 million head, 162,000 head less than March 2009, but 1,000 head more than February 2010.

January - March milk production down 0.1 per cent

Milk production in the US during the January - March quarter totaled 47.3 billion pounds, down 0.1 per cent from the January - March quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the US during the quarter was 9.09 million head, 206,000 head less than the same period last year.





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