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USDA Milk Production


23 January 2014

USDA Milk Production - 23 January 2014USDA Milk Production - 23 January 2014


USDA Milk Production

December Milk Production up slightly

Milk production in the 23 major States during December totaled 15.7 billion pounds, up slightly from December 2012. November revised production at 14.9 billion pounds, was up 0.1 percent from November 2012. The November revision represented a decrease of 32 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,846 pounds for December, 1 pound below December 2012.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.50 million head, 6,000 head more than December 2012, and 1,000 head more than November 2013.

October - December Milk Production up 0.4 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the October - December quarter totaled 49.3 billion pounds, up 0.4 percent from the October - December quarter last year.

The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.21 million head, 3,000 head more than the same period last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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