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20 May 2015

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USDA Milk Production

April Milk Production up 1.7 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during April totaled 16.6 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from April 2014. March revised production at 16.9 billion pounds, was up 1.3 percent from March 2014. The March revision represented an increase of 30.0 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,928 pounds for April, 16 pounds above April 2014. This is the highest production per cow for the month of April 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, 77,000 head more than April 2014, and 2,000 head more than March 2015.

April Milk Production in the United States up 1.7 Percent

Milk production in the United States during April totaled 17.8 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from April 2014.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,911 pounds for April, 19 pounds above April 2014.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.31 million head, 65,000 head more than April 2014, and 1,000 head more than March 2015.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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