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USDA Milk Production

20 March 2013

USDA Milk Production - March 2013USDA Milk Production - March 2013

USDA Milk Production

February Milk Production Down 3.4 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during February totaled 14.6 billion pounds, down 3.4 percent from February 2012. However, production was 0.1 percent above last year after adjusting for the leap year. January revised production at 15.9 billion pounds, was up 0.6 percent from January 2012. The January revision represented an increase 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 1,722 pounds for February, 58 pounds below February 2012.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.50 million head, 13,000 head less than February 2012, but 2,000 head more than January 2013.

Monthly Milk Production – 23 Selected States

March 2013

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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