Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dairy News

Milk Production up in July

Washington--July 2010 milk production in the 23 states for which USDA reports monthly was 15.3 billion pounds, 3.0 percent above July 2009. June revised production at 15.2 billion pounds, up 2.9 percent from June 2009 - this revision represented an increase of 23 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

States that showed an increase when comparing this July's milk production with a year ago: Arizona up 8.8 percent; California up 4.7 percent; Florida up 3.6 percent; Idaho up 5.2 percent; Indiana up 2.1 percent; Iowa up 1.8 percent; Kansas up 2.5 percent; Michigan up 2.7 percent; Minnesota up 1.4 percent; New Mexico up 3.2 percent; New York up 2.1 percent; Ohio up 3.7 percent; Oregon up 8.3; Pennsylvania up 1.7 percent; Texas up 2.5 percent; Utah up 2.6 percent; Washington up 6.2 percent; and Wisconsin up 2.2 percent. Colorado saw no change.

The number of cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.37 million head. This is 26,000 head less than July 2009 and 19,000 head more than last month. Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,830 pounds for July, 59 pounds above last year.

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