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May Milk Production Up 1.5 Per Cent

20 June 2011
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Milk production in the 23 major States during May totaled 16.0 billion pounds, up 1.5 per cent from May 2010. April revised production at 15.5 billion pounds, was up 1.7 per cent from April 2010.

The April revision represented an increase of 3 million pounds or less than 0.1 per cent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,899 pounds for May, 6 pounds above May 2010.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.45 million head, 103,000 head more than May 2010, and 15,000 head more than April 2011.

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