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USDA Milk Production


22 October 2012

USDA Milk Production - October 2012USDA Milk Production - October 2012

Milk production fell in September by half a per cent, according to the latest Milk Production report from the USDA.
USDA Milk Production

Milk production in the 23 major States during September totaled 14.7 billion pounds, down 0.5 percent from September 2011. August revised production at 15.3 billion pounds, was down slightly from August 2011. The August revision represented an increase of 26 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,732 pounds for September, 10 pounds below September 2011.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.47 million head, 5,000 head more than September 2011, but 25,000 head less than August 2012.

July - September Milk Production up 0.1 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the July - September quarter totaled 48.7 billion pounds, up 0.1 percent from the July - September quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.22 million head, 15,000 head more than the same period last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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