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September Milk Production Up 1.9 Per Cent

20 October 2011
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - The latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show that September milk production is up 1.9 per cent.

Milk production in the 23 major States during September totaled 14.8 billion pounds, up 1.9 per cent from September 2010.

August revised production at 15.3 billion pounds, was up 2.3 per cent from August 2010.

The August revision represented an increase of 17 million pounds or 0.1 per cent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,742 pounds for September, 12 pounds above September 2010.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.47 million head, 101,000 head more than September 2010, and 1,000 head more than August 2011.

July - September Milk Production up 1.4 Per cent Milk production in the United States during the July - September quarter totaled 48.7 billion pounds, up 1.4 per cent from the July - September quarter last year.

The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.21 million head, 83,000 head more than the same period last year.

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