September Milk Production up 1.9 Percent

US - Released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Milk production in the 23 major States during September totaled 14.0 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from September 2007. August revised production at 14.6 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from August 2007. The August revision represented an increase of 24 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,652 pounds for September, 7 pounds above September 2007.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.46 million head, 118,000 head more than September 2007, but 8,000 head less than August 2008.

July - September Milk Production up 1.6 Percent

Milk production in the U.S. during the July - September quarter totaled 46.8 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from the July - September quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the U.S. during the quarter was 9.28 million head, 118,000 head more than the same period last year.

Monthly Milk Production 23 States

Monthly Milk per Cow 23 States

Monthly Milk Cows 23 States

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