June milk outturn up 3.4% from year ago

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — Milk production in the 23 major producing states totaled 14.7 billion lbs in June, up 3.4% from the same month of 2007, 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 1,737 lbs in June, which was 25 lbs more than in June 2007. Additionally, there were 8.46 million milk cows on farms in the 23 states, which was a 158,000-head increase from June 2007 and a 1,000-head increase from May 2008.

Milk production for May was revised to 15.4 billion lbs, up 3.5% from May 2007 and an increase of 14 million lbs from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

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