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USDA Milk Production


20 July 2012

USDA Milk Production - July 2012USDA Milk Production - July 2012

June milk production was up one per cent according to the latest statistics.
USDA Milk Production

Milk production in the 23 major States during June totaled 15.5 billion pounds, up 1.0 percent from June 2011. May revised production at 16.4 billion pounds, was up 1.9 percent from May 2011. The May revision represented a decrease of 22 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,827 pounds for June, 7 pounds above June 2011.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.51 million head, 57,000 head more than June 2011, and 14,000 head less than May 2012.

April - June Milk Production Up 2.0 Percent

Milk production in the United States during the April - June quarter totaled 51.5 billion pounds, up 2.0 percent from the April - June quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.26 million head, 66,000 head more than the same period last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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