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22 February 2016

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USDA Milk Production

January Milk Production up 0.3 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during January totaled 16.6 billion pounds, up 0.3 percent from January 2015. December revised production, at 16.4 billion pounds, was up 0.7 percent from December 2014. The December revision represented an increase of 19 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,923 pounds for January, 4 pounds above January 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of January since the 23 State series began in 2003. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.63 million head, 6,000 head more than January 2015, but 11,000 head less than December 2015.

2015 Annual Milk Production up 1.3 Percent from 2014

The annual production of milk for the United States during 2015 was 209 billion pounds, 1.3 percent above 2014. Revisions to 2014 production increased the annual total 8 million pounds. Revised 2015 production was up 139 million pounds from last month's publication. Production per cow in the United States averaged 22,393 pounds for 2015, 134 pounds above 2014. The average annual rate of milk production per cow has increased 12.6 percent from 2006. The average number of milk cows on farms in the United States during 2015 was 9.32 million head, up 0.6 percent from 2014. The average number of milk cows was revised up 2,000 head for 2015.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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