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Milk Production up 1.4 Percent
June 22, 2015

Milk production in the 23 major States during May totaled 17.2 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from May 2014. 

April revised production at 16.6 billion pounds, was up 1.8 percent from April 2014.  The April revision represented an increase of 3.0 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,990 pounds for May, 11 pounds above May 2014.  This is the highest production per cow for the month of May since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.63 million head, 72,000 head more than May 2014, and 4,000 head more than April 2015.

May Milk Production in the United States up 1.4 Percent

Milk production in the United States during May totaled 18.4 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from May 2014.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,971 pounds for May, 15 pounds above May 2014.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.31 million head, 58,000 head more than May 2014, and 3,000 head more than April 2015.

Source – USDA



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