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22 November 2016

USDA Milk Production - October 2016USDA Milk Production - October 2016


USDA Milk Production

October Milk Production up 2.7 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during October totaled 16.5 billion pounds, up 2.7 percent from October 2015. September revised production, at 16.0 billion pounds, was up 2.3 percent from September 2015. The September revision represented a decrease of 6 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,903 pounds for October, 43 pounds above October 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of October since the 23 State series began in 2003. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.67 million head, 31,000 head more than October 2015, but 2,000 head less than September 2016.

October Milk Production in the United States up 2.5 Percent

Milk production in the United States during October totaled 17.6 billion pounds, up 2.5 percent from October 2015. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,880 pounds for October, 42 pounds above October 2015. The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.34 million head, 15,000 head more than October 2015, but 2,000 head less than September 2016.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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