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18 July 2014

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USDA Milk Production

June Milk Production up 2.0 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during June totaled 16.2 billion pounds, up 2.0 Percent from June 2013. May revised production at 16.9 billion pounds, was up 1.6 percent from May 2013. The May revision represented an increase of 25 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,888 pounds for June. This is the highest production per cow for the month of June since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.57 million head, 11,000 head more than May 2014.

April - June Milk Production up 1.6 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the April - June quarter totaled 52.8 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from the April - June quarter last year.

The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.25 million head, 39,000 head more than the January – March quarter.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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