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USDA Milk Production

21 September 2012

USDA Milk Production - September 2012USDA Milk Production - September 2012

Milk production in August fell 0.2 per cent according to the latest USDA milk production report.
USDA Milk Production

Milk production in the 23 major States during August totaled 15.3 billion pounds, down 0.2 percent from August 2011. July revised production at 15.5 billion pounds, was up 0.7 percent from July 2011. The July revision represented a decrease of 24 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,803 pounds for August, 10 pounds below August 2011.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.50 million head, 32,000 head more than August 2011, but 4,000 head less than July 2012.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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