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USDA Milk Production


24 October 2016

USDA Milk Production - September 2016USDA Milk Production - September 2016


USDA Milk Production

September Milk Production up 2.3 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during September totaled 16.0 billion pounds, up 2.3 percent from September 2015. August revised production at 16.7 billion pounds, was up 1.9 percent from August 2015. The August revision represented a decrease of 3 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,842 pounds for September, 35 pounds above September 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of September since the 23 State series began in 2003. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.67 million head, 36,000 head more than September 2015, but 2,000 head less than August 2016.

July-September Milk Production up 1.7 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the July - September quarter totaled 52.6 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from the July - September quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.34 million head, 9,000 head more than the April - June quarter, and 21,000 head more than the same period last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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