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18 June 2014

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USDA Milk Production

May Milk Production up 1.5 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during May totaled 16.9 billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from May 2013. April revised production, at 16.3 billion pounds, was up 1.4 percent from April 2013. The April revision represented an increase of 27 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,976 pounds for May. This is the highest production per cow for the month of May since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.55 million head, 10,000 head more than April 2014.

May Milk Production in the United States up 1.4 Percent

Milk production in the United States during May totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from May 2013.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,951 pounds for May.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.25 million head, 10,000 head more than April 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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