April Milk Production up 1.7 Per Cent

US - US milk production rose last month according to figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture on 18 May.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Milk production in the 23 major States during April totaled 15.2 billion pounds, up 1.7 per cent from April 2009. March revised production at 15.4 billion pounds, was up 0.9 per cent from March 2009. The March revision represented an increase of 9 million pounds or 0.1 per cent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,823 pounds for April, 63 pounds above April 2009.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.33 million head, 155,000 head less than April 2009, but 3,000 head more than March 2010.

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