Monthly Milk Production as reported by Hoard's Dairyman

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23 State June milk production up 0.7 percent

Monthly Milk Production

Released July 21: June 2015 milk production in the 23 states for which USDA reports monthly was 16.4 billion pounds, up 0.7 percent from June 2014. May revised production at 17.2 billion pounds, was up 1.5 percent from May 2014. The May revision represented an increase of 12 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Change in 23 selected states when comparing June's milk production with a year ago:
Arizona up 0.2 percent; California down 4.3 percent
Colorado up 2.6 percent; Florida up 2.3 percent
Idaho up 1.0 percent; Illinois up 2.6
Indiana up 2.7 percent; Iowa up 5.2 percent
Kansas up 0.8 percent; Michigan up 7.2 percent
Minnesota up 4.2 percent; New Mexico down 4.5 percent
New York up 2.9 percent; Ohio down 0.7 percent
Oregon down 3.2 percent; Pennsylvania up 3.1 percent
South Dakota up 12.0 percent; Texas down 2.1 percent
Utah up 3.2 percent; Vermont up 0.4 percent
Virginia up 0.7 percent; Washington down 0.4 percent
Wisconsin up 3.4 percent

Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,895 pounds for June, no change from the record high of June 2014.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major states was 8.63 million head. This is 56,000 head more than June 2014 and 2,000 head fewer than May 2015.

Note: The annual production of milk for the U.S. during 2014 was 206 billion pounds, 2.4 percent above 2013. Revisions to 2013 production increased the annual total 13 million pounds. Revised 2014 production was up 52 million pounds from last month's publication. Production per cow averaged 22,258 pounds for 2014, 442 pounds above 2013. The average number of milk cows in the U.S. during 2014 was 9.26 million head, up 0.4 percent from 2013. The average number of milk cows was revised up 2,000 head for 2014.

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, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.