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USDA Milk Production


22 July 2015

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USDA Milk Production

June Milk Production up 0.7 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during June totaled 16.4 billion pounds, up 0.7 percent from June 2014. May revised production at 17.2 billion pounds, was up 1.5 percent from May 2014. The May revision represented an increase of 12 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,895 pounds for June, no change from the record high of June 2014. The 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.63 million head, 56,000 head more than June 2014, but 2,000 head fewer than May 2015.

April - June Milk Production up 1.4 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the April - June quarter totaled 53.6 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from the April - June quarter last year.

The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.32 million head, 14,000 head more than the January – March quarter, and 66,000 head more than the same period last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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