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23 May 2016

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USDA Milk Production

April Milk Production up 1.2 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during April totaled 16.8 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from April 2015. March revised production, at 17.2 billion pounds, was up 1.8 percent from March 2015. The March revision represented an increase of 7 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,948 pounds for April, 19 pounds above April 2015. 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 8.65 million head, 21,000 head more than April 2015, and 4,000 head more than March 2016.

April Milk Production in the United States up 1.2 Percent

Milk production in the United States during April totaled 18.0 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from April 2015. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,929 pounds for April, 20 pounds above April 2015. The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.33 million head, 15,000 head more than April 2015, and 4,000 head more than March 2016.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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