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19 November 2014

USDA Milk Production - 19 November 2014USDA Milk Production - 19 November 2014


USDA Milk Production

October Milk Production up 3.9 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during October totaled 16.0 billion pounds, up 3.9 percent from October 2013. September revised production, at 15.5 billion pounds, was up 4.3 percent from September 2013. The September revision represented an increase of 22 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,868 pounds for October, 51 pounds above October 2013. This is the highest production per cow for the month of October since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.59 million head, 89,000 head more than October 2013, and 3,000 head more than September 2014.

October Milk Production in the United States up 3.8 Percent

Milk production in the United States during October totaled 17.1 billion pounds, up 3.8 percent from October 2013.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,842 pounds for October, 52 pounds above October 2013.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.28 million head, 77,000 head more than October 2013, and 4,000 head more than September 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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