Hot weather tempers milk production in July

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click image to zoom Hot weather limited milk production in July to just 0.8 percent higher than what it was a year earlier.

It was the smallest increase for the year. Production increases in April, May and June were 1.7 percent, 1.6 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. The 0.8 percent increase occurred in the top 23 dairy states. Across the entire U.S., production was up 0.7 percent, according the Milk Production report released Aug. 18 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Another indication that hot weather was a limiting factor: milk per cow in the top 23 states averaged 1,824 pounds, 5 pounds below July 2010. The hot weather notwithstanding, it was the 18th month in a row that milk production increased on a year-over-year basis.

States showing the largest increases in July were: Texas at 8.3 percent and Florida at 8 percent. California, the nation’s leading milkproducing state, was up 4.4 percent. Wisconsin was down 3.5 percent.

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