January Milk Production up 1.2 Percent, 2019 Production up .4 Percent from 2018
January Milk Production up 1.2 Percent
Milk production in the 24 major States during January totaled 17.9 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from January 2019. December revised production, at 17.5 billion pounds, was up 1.3 percent from December 2018. The December revision represented an increase of 82 million pounds or 0.5 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,031 pounds for January, 21 pounds above January 2019.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.82 million head, 16,000 head more than January 2019, and 5,000 head more than December 2019.
2019 Annual Milk Production up 0.4 Percent from 2018
The annual production of milk for the United States during 2019 was 218 billion pounds, 0.4 percent above 2018. Revisions to 2018 production decreased the annual total 7 million pounds. Revised 2019 production was up 60 million pounds from last month's publication. Annual total milk production has increased 13.0 percent from 2010.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 23,391 pounds for 2019, 241 pounds above 2018. The average annual rate of milk production per cow has increased 10.6 percent from 2010. The average number of milk cows on farms in the United States during 2019 was 9.34 million head, down 0.7 percent from 2018.
The average number of milk cows was revised up 4,000 head for 2019. The average annual number of milk cows has increased 2.3 percent from 2010.