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21 March 2016

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USDA Milk Production

February Milk Production up 4.6 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during February totaled 15.8 billion pounds, up 4.6 percent from February 2015. However, adjusting production for the additional day due to leap year causes February milk production to be up 1.0 percent on a per day basis. January revised production, at 16.6 billion pounds, was up 0.2 percent from January 2015. The January revision represented a decrease of 13 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,833 pounds for February, 79 pounds above February 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of February since the 23 State series began in 2003.

When production is adjusted for the additional day due to leap year, February production per cow is 16 pounds above February 2015 on a per day basis. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.63 million head, 8,000 head more than February 2015, and 2,000 head more than January 2016.

February Milk Production in the United States up 4.6 Percent

Milk production in the United States during February totaled 16.9 billion pounds, up 4.6 percent from February 2015. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,815 pounds for February, 78 pounds above February 2015. The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.31 million head, 4,000 head more than February 2015, and 2,000 head more than January 2016.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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