Wednesday, November 14, 2018
 Milk Production Up 1.6 Percent in June  

This past June, milk production was up by a significant amount compared to the same month a year ago. According to the latest USDA “Milk Production” report milk production in the top 23 dairy states was up 1.6 percent ― 15.8 billion pounds in June 2013 compared to 15.54 billion pounds in June 2012.

Across the entire U.S., milk production was up 1.5 percent. For the April-through-June quarter production totaled 51.95 billion pounds up 0.9 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

Dave Kurzawski, dairy analyst for FCStone in Chicago, termed the report “slightly bearish,” since milk production was slightly higher than expected. 

Increases were most pronounced in the Midwest, with Kansas up 9.4 percent, Indiana up 5.8 percent, and Iowa up 4.5 percent. California, the No. 1 milk-producing state, was down 0.8 percent in June compared to the same month a year before.

This is an abbreviated milk production report from the USDA. Initially, the USDA suspended the report and several others in the wake of the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. However, the department reversed its decision and announced that it would provide partial milk production estimates through September. 

Read the Full NASS Report Here

Source: Dairy Herd

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