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July Milk Production Up 3.0 Per Cent

19 August 2010
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Milk production in the US looks to be rising as production per cow increases, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Milk production in the 23 major States during July totaled 15.3 billion pounds, up 3.0 percent from July 2009. June revised production at 15.2 billion pounds, was up 2.9 percent from June 2009. The June revision represented an increase of 23 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,830 pounds for July, 59 pounds above July 2009. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.37 million head, 26,000 head less than July 2009, but 19,000 head more than June 2010.

Figure 1. Monthly Milk Production - 23 Selected States

Monthly Milk Production - 23 Selected States

Figure 2. Monthly Milk Per Cow - 23 Selected States

Monthly Milk Production - 23 Selected States

Figure 3. Monthly Milk Cows - 23 Selected States

Monthly Milk Production - 23 Selected States

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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