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USDA Milk Production

21 May 2012

USDA Milk Production May 2012USDA Milk Production May 2012

April milk production up 3.3 percent.
USDA Milk Production

Milk production in the 23 major States during April totaled 16.0 billion pounds, up 3.3 percent from April 2011. March revised production at 16.4 billion pounds, was up 4.3 percent from March 2011. The March revision represented a decrease of 5 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,875 pounds for April, 40 pounds above April 2011.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.53 million head, 94,000 head more than April 2011, and 4,000 head more than March 2012.

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May 2012

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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