November milk outturn up 3.8% from year ago

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WASHINGTON — Milk production in the 23 major producing states totaled 13.8 billion lbs in November, which was up 3.8% from the same month of 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Milk Production report (click here to read report).

Production per cow in the 23 major producing states averaged 1,654 lbs for November, which was 40 lbs more than in November 2006. Additionally, there were 8.36 million milk cows on farms in the 23 states, which was a 101,000-head increase from November 2006 and an 8,000-head increase from October 2007.

Milk production for October was unrevised at 14.2 billion lbs, up 4.1% from October 2006.

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