April Milk Production Up 1.7 Per Cent

US - Milk production in the 23 major States during April totaled 15.5 billion pounds, up 1.7 per cent from April 2010.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

March revised production at 15.8 billion pounds, was up 2.4 per cent from March 2010. The March revision represented a decrease of six million pounds or less than 0.1 per cent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,834 pounds for April, nine pounds above April 2010.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.43 million head, 97,000 head more than April 2010, and 8,000 head more March 2011.

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