Monday, October 22, 2018
 US Milk Production Up Slightly in August  

Milk production in the U.S. in August totaled 17.4 billion pounds up 0.8 percent from August of 2014 and the smallest increase of the year. The nation’s dairy herd was 9.32 million cows, up 53,000 from a year ago. Production per cow was up 5 pounds at 1,863.

 

Milk production in the 23 major dairy states in August totaled 16.3 billion pounds up 0.8 percent from a year ago. There were 8.63 million cows in the states, 43,000 more than a year ago. Production per cow was up 6 pounds to 1,891, a new August record. Seven of the 23 major dairy states saw lower production compared to a year ago.


California production was down 3.4 percent in August at 3.3 billion pounds. The Golden State’s dairy herd slipped 1,000 cows and production per cow fell 65 pounds to 1,875.  Production was also lower in New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Virginia.
 


Wisconsin produced 2.48 billion pounds of milk in August up 4.8 percent from a year ago. The Badger State saw production per cow increase 75 pounds to average 1,940 and added 9,000 cows to make the herd 1.28 million head.

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Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 (Archive on Thursday, October 01, 2015)
Posted by bholcomb@adpi.org  Contributed by bholcomb@adpi.org
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