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19 September 2014

USDA Milk Production - 19 September 2014USDA Milk Production - 19 September 2014


USDA Milk Production

August Milk Production up 2.6 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during August totaled 16.2 billion pounds, up 2.6 percent from August 2013. July revised production, at 16.4 billion pounds, was up 4.0 percent from July 2013. The July revision represented a decrease of 1 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,885 pounds for August, 35 pounds above August 2013. This is the highest production per cow for the month of August since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.58 million head, 60,000 head more than August 2013, but 1,000 head less than July 2014.

August Milk Production in the United States up 2.5 Percent

Milk production in the United States during August totaled 17.2 billion pounds, up 2.5 percent from August 2013.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,856 pounds for August, 37 pounds above August 2013.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.28 million head, 47,000 head more than August 2013, but 1,000 head less than July 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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