U.S. June milk production up 1.9 percent

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Friday’s USDA Milk Production report showed a 1.9 % percent gain in milk production over 2013, although the 23 major states grew 2.0 percent over June 2013. The major 23 states totaled 16.2 billion pounds of milk for June 2014, while all states totaled 17.3 billion pounds of milk.

The nation’s milk herd grew to 9,266,000 head, up from 9,255,000 in May 2014 (due to a lapse in funding, no USDA survey results exist for March through June 2013).

The biggest gains by state for 2014 over 2013 were:

Largest 1-year gains, June to June, major 23 states

  1. Colorado 9.7%
  2. Texas 8.3%
  3. Kansas 7.4%
  4. South Dakota     5.4%
  5. Virginia       4.2%
  6. Utah           4.0%
  7. Washington     3.9%
  8. Michigan   3.2%
  9. Illinois       2.6%
  10. Florida     2.5%

Of the top 23 states, only Ohio went backwards, losing 1.5%. For the top two production states, California gained 1.7% and Wisconsin gained 0.6%.

This month’s report also showed Texas gaining on Pennsylvania’s slight lead as the #5 milk producing state.

State                             June 2014 Milk Production (pounds)

  1. California           3,549,000,000
  2. Wisconsin   2,316,000,000
  3. Idaho               1,180,000,000
  4. New York           1,150,000,000
  5. Pennsylvania 882,000,000
  6. Texas             886,000,000
  7. Michigan             795,000,000
  8. Minnesota         761,000,000
  9. New Mexico     688,000,000
  10. Washington             562,000,000
Milk production per cow averaged 1,888 pounds for June, the highest since the series began in 2003. 
For the full report, download the PDF from USDA here: June 2014 Milk Production report


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Ron    
OH  |  July, 23, 2014 at 09:28 AM

DHM, you forgot to remove the article with the incorrect milk production increase. See Related Articles above. http://www.dairyherd.com/dairy-news/June-milk-production-up-1-percent-267924391.html?source=related


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