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 January U.S. Milk Production Up 0.9%  

US milk production totaled 17.3 billion pounds in January, up 2.8%  vs. the prior month and 0.9% greater than last year, according to USDA’s Milk Production report. January 2014 milk production in the 23 major states was estimated at 16.08 billion lbs. 

Nationally, the number of milk cows was estimated at 9.21 million head, 13,000 head less than January 2013, but 7,000 head more than December 2013. Milk production per cow averaged 1,874 lbs. for January 2014, 19 lbs. above January 2013.

The number of milk cows in the 23 major states was estimated at 8.51 million head, 7,000 head more than January 2013 and 6,000 head more than December 2013. Largest year-to-year decline in cow numbers was in Idaho, down 14,000 head, followed by Minnesota, down 5,000. Meanwhile cow numbers were up 5,000 each in Colorado, Kansas, New York Pennsylvania and Utah.

January 2014 milk production per cow averaged 1,891 lbs. in the major states, 17 lbs. above January 2013. 

On a percentage basis compared to a year earlier, milk production was up 4.7% in California, 5.8% in Colorado and 5.3% in Kansas. Biggest decliners were Illinois, down 4.8%, Missouri, down 4.4%, and Wisconsin, down 2.9%.

Source: Dairy Herd


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