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USDA Milk Production

20 February 2012

USDA Milk Production - February 2012USDA Milk Production - February 2012

The USDA reports that annual milk production in 2011 was up 1.8 percent from 2010. January 2012 milk production is also up 3.7 percent from the previous year.
USDA Milk Production

January Milk Production up 3.7 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during January totaled 15.8 billion pounds, up 3.7 percent from January 2011. December revised production at 15.4 billion pounds, was up 2.7 percent from December 2010. The December revision represented an increase of 1 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,857 pounds for January, 46 pounds above January 2011.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.50 million head, 93,000 head more than January 2011, and 13,000 head more than December 2011.

2011 Annual Milk Production up 1.8 Percent from 2010

The annual production of milk for the United States during 2011 was 196 billion pounds, 1.8 percent above 2010. Revisions to 2010 production increased the annual total 29 million pounds. Revised 2011 production was up 29 million pounds from last month's publication.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 21,345 pounds for 2011, 197 pounds above 2010. The average annual rate of milk production per cow has increased 14.7 percent from 2002.

The average number of milk cows on farms in the United States during 2011 was 9.19 million head, up 0.8 percent from 2010. The average number of milk cows was revised up 2,000 head for 2010.

Milk Cows and Production – 23 Selected States: January 2011 and 2012


February 2012

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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