Monthly Milk Production as reported by Hoard's Dairyman
|November 19|| next update
23 State October milk production up 1.2%
Monthly Milk Production
Released November 19: October 2013 milk production in the 23 states for which USDA reports monthly was 15.4 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from October 2012. September revised production at 14.8 billion pounds, was up 1.0 percent from September 2012. The September revision represented a decrease of 13 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.
Change in 23 selected states when comparing October's milk production with a year ago:
Arizona up 4.1 percent; California up 1.0 percent
Colorado up 2.2 percent; Florida up 5.0 percent
Idaho down 2.7 percent; Illinois down 1.3 percent
Indiana up 5.7 percent; Iowa up 3.8 percent
Kansas up 6.1 percent; Michigan up 2.7 percent
Minnesota down 0.3 percent; Missouri down 2.7 percent
New Mexico down 0.6 percent; New York up 2.8 percent
Ohio down 1.8 percent; Oregon up 0.5 percent
Pennsylvania up 0.2 percent; Texas up 3.8 percent
Utah up 5.0 percent; Vermont up 0.9 percent
Virginia up 2.9 percent; Washington up 2.3 percent
Wisconsin up 0.9 percent
Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,806 pounds for October, 14 pounds above last year.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.5 million head. This is 36,000 head more than October 2012, and 2,000 head less than September 2013.
Note: The annual production of milk for the U.S. during 2012 was 200 billion pounds, 2.1 percent above 2011. Revisions to 2011 production decreased the annual total 81 million pounds. Revised 2012 production was up 40 million pounds from last month's publication. Production per cow averaged 21,697 pounds for 2012, 361 pounds above 2011. The average number of milk cows in the U.S. last year was 9.23 million head, up 0.4 percent from 2011. The average number of milk cows was revised up 2,000 head for 2012.
Milk production data for 23 states from USDA is released around the 18th of the month following the month for which the information applies. At the same time the current production figures are released, updated data for the previous month's milk production is released. This graph reflects the updated information.
The 23 states for which the USDA reports milk production are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.