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 California Milk Production Numbers Drop Slightly  

Milk production declined slightly again in November in California, although the national total saw a slight increase, according to figures compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

California cows produced about 0.3 percent less milk than in November 2007. That follows an 0.8 percent drop in October.

The lack of processing facilities is the main cause of the declines.

California continues to lead the nation in milk production, but second-place Wisconsin has reported production increases the last two months. A proposed 8,000-head dairy farm could give Wisconsin's total a major boost.

Milk production in the 23 major producing states last month totaled 14 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from November 2007. October revised production at 14.4 billion pounds, was up 1.6 percent from October 2007.

Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,657 pounds for November, 3 pounds above November 2007, the NASS says.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major states was 8.47 million head, 99,000 head more than November 2007, and 6,000 head more than October 2008.

Source: Central Valley Business Times (CA)

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