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August Milk Production up 1.4 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during August totaled 17.2 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from August 2017. July revised production, at 17.3 billion pounds, was up 0.5 percent from July 2017. The July revision represented an increase of 16 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.


Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,974 pounds for August, 28 pounds above August 2017. This is the highest production per cow for the month of August since the 23 State series began in 2003.


The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.74 million head, 3,000 head less than August 2017, but 4,000 head more than July 2018.



August Milk Production in the United States up 1.4 Percent


Milk production in the United States during August totaled 18.3 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from August 2017.


Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,946 pounds for August, 27 pounds above August 2017.


The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.40 million head, 4,000 head less than August 2017, but 5,000 head more than July 2018.


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