by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
Milk production in the 23 major States during June totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from June 2015. May revised production at 17.4 billion pounds, was up 1.2 percent from May 2015. The May revision represented a decrease of 2 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,926 pounds for June, 26 pounds above June 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of June since the 23 State series began in 2003.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.65 million head, 17,000 head more than June 2015, and 3,000 head more than May 2016.
April-June Milk Production up 1.2 Percent
Milk production in the United States during the April – June quarter totaled 54.4 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from the April – June quarter last year.
The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.33 million head, 8,000 head more than the January – March quarter, and 6,000 head more than the same period last year.
Milk Cows and Production by Quarter – United States: 2015-2016 [May not add due to rounding]