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20 February 2014

USDA Milk Production - 20 February 2014USDA Milk Production - 20 February 2014


USDA Milk Production

January Milk Production up 1.0 percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during January totaled 16.1 billion pounds, up 1.0 percent from January 2013. December revised production at 15.7 billion pounds, was down 0.3 percent from December 2012. The December revision represented a decrease of 19 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,891 pounds for January, 17 pounds above January 2013.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.51 million head, 7,000 head more than January 2013, and 6,000 head more than December 2013.

2013 Annual Milk Production up 0.3 Percent from 2012

The annual production of milk for the United States during 2013 was 201 billion pounds, 0.3 percent above 2012. Revisions to 2012 production increased the annual total 213 million pounds. Revised 2013 production was up 32 million pounds from last month's publication.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 21,822 pounds for 2013, 102 pounds above 2012. The average annual rate of milk production per cow has increased 15.1 percent from 2004.

The average number of milk cows on farms in the United States during 2013 was 9.22 million head, down 0.1 percent from 2012. The average number of milk cows was revised down 5,000 head for 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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