Monday, November 24, 2008

Dairy News

Milk Production Up

Gooding--Idaho milk production increased by 6 million pounds from September to October, up 6.2 percent from a year ago according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average milk production per cow held steady to 2007 numbers, but the average number of milk cows in production rose to 554,000, up 32,000 from October 2007.

The 23 major milk-producing states saw milk production rise by 1.5 percent from October 2007, to 14.4 billion pounds, thanks to a 105,000-cow increase to 8.46 million. September milk production came in at 14 billion pounds, up by 1.8 percent from a year earlier.

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