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USDA Milk Production

20 November 2012

October Milk Production down slightlyOctober Milk Production down slightly

Milk production in the 23 major States during October totaled 15.2 billion pounds, down slightly from October 2011.
USDA Milk Production

September revised production at 14.7 billion pounds, was down 0.6 percent from September 2011. The September revision represented a decrease of 19 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,791 pounds for October, 1 pound above October 2011.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.47 million head, 10,000 head less than October 2011, and 8,000 head less than September 2012.

Monthly Milk Production – 23 Selected States

Monthly Milk per Cow – 23 Selected States

Monthly Milk Cows – 23 Selected States

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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