Milk production in the 23 major States during August totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from August 2015. July revised production, at 16.9 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from July 2015. The July revision represented an increase of 48 million pounds or 0.3 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,920 pounds for August, 26 pounds above August 2015. This is the highest production per cow for the month of August since the 23 State series began in 2003.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.68 million head, 43,000 head more than August 2015, and 15,000 head more than July 2016.
August Milk Production in the United States up 1.9 Percent
Milk production in the United States during August totaled 17.7 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from August 2015.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,895 pounds for August, 27 pounds above August 2015.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.36 million head, 45,000 head more than August 2015, and 16,000 head more than July 2016.
Milk production in Kansas during August 2016 totaled 270 million pounds, up 3 percent from August 2015, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of milk cows was 145,000 head, 2,000 head more than August 2015. Milk production per cow averaged 1,860 pounds.