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May Milk Production up 1.2 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during May totaled 17.5 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from May 2015. April revised production, at 16.8 billion pounds, was up 1.1 percent from April 2015. The April revision represented a decrease of 13 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 2,019 pounds for May, 21 pounds above May 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of May since the 23 State series began in 2003. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.64 million head, 11,000 head more than May 2015, but unchanged from April 2016. read more –