November milk production up 3.1%

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WASHINGTON — Milk production in the 23 major producing states totaled 14.4 billion lbs in November, up 3.1% from November 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Milk Production report.

Milk production for October 2010 was unrevised at 14.8 billion lbs, up 3.3% from October 2009.

Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,722 lbs in November, up 41 lbs from the November 2009 average. There were 8.37 million dairy cows on farms during the month, which was 57,000 head more than in November 2009 and unchanged from October 2010.

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