US Milk Production

US - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) comment on the US Milk Production.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

February Milk Production down 2.5 Per Cent

Milk production in the 23 major States during February totalled 13.7 billion pounds, down 2.5 per cent from February 2008. January revised production at 14.9 billion pounds, was up 1.1 per cent from January 2008. The January revision represented an increase of 52 million pounds or 0.4 per cent from last month's preliminary production estimate. Please see the special note below.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,608 pounds for February, 48 pounds below February 2008.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.49 million head, 31,000 head more than February 2008, but 16,000 head less than January 2009.

Special Note

NASS added Utah to the monthly estimating program and removed Kentucky beginning with this report. Historic estimates have been created for Utah for 2008 and January 2009 for comparison purposes. The inclusion of Utah and exclusion of Kentucky accounted for 43 of the 52 million pound revision to the 23-State milk production total for January 2009. The remaining 9 million pounds was a result of the normal revision process.

Monthly Milk Production
23 States

Monthly Milk per Cow
23 States

Monthly Milk Cows
23 States


Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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