Milk Production Hits New Record for July

August 21st, 2017


Category: Dairy

(Wisconsin Ag Connection) –  Milk production in the United States during July totaled 18.2 billion pounds, up 1.8 percent from July 2016. The USDA says this is the highest total output for the month of July since records have been kept.

California continues to have the highest total production with about 3.37 billion pounds, but was one of eight states that had lower production compared to last year. Texas had the greatest increase in year-to-year output as that state produced 1.02 billion pounds of milk in July, up 14.8 percent from the same period last year.

Production per cow averaged 1,940 pounds for July, 20 pounds above July 2016.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.40 million head, 74,000 head more than July 2016, but 1,000 head less than June 2017.

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