Milk production up 3.4% in November


Milk production in the United States totaled 16.5 billion pounds up 3.4 percent from November of last year. The U.S. dairy herd increased 82,000 head to 9.28 million cows and production per cow increased 42 pounds to average 1,782.

In the 23 major dairy states, November production totaled 15.5 billion pounds up 3.5 percent from a year ago. There were 8.59 million cows in those states and increase of 93,000 head and production per cow increased 41 pounds to average 1,806.

California milk production was 3.34 billion pounds in November up 2.2 percent from a year ago. The Golden State dairy herd held steady at 1.78 million cows while production per cow increased 40 pounds to average 1,880.

Wisconsin milk production totaled 2.25 billion pounds in November up 2.8 percent from November of 2013. The Badger State dairy herd slipped 1,000 cows to 1.27 million but production per cow increased 50 pounds to average 1,775 pounds.

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