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22 April 2015

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USDA Milk Production

March Milk Production up 1.1 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during March totaled 16.9 billion pounds, up 1.1 percent from March 2014. February revised production at 15.1 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from February 2014. The February revision represented a decrease of 10 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,959 pounds for March, 2 pounds above March 2014. This is the highest production per cow for the month of March since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.62 million head, 86,000 head more than March 2014, but 4,000 head fewer than February 2015.

January - March Milk Production up 1.7 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the January - March quarter totaled 51.9 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from the January - March quarter last year.

The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.30 million head, 17,000 head more than the October – December 2014 quarter, and 88,000 head more than the same period last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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