July Milk Production Jumps 4%

August 19, 2014 — The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data issued this afternoon in its latest Milk Production report, shows July milk output in the top 23 producing states at 16.39 billion pounds, up 4 percent from July 2013. The 50-state total, at 17.45 billion pounds, was up 3.9 percent from a year ago. Sequestered 2013 data was reinstated in the July report.    Revisions added 50 million pounds to the original June 23-state estimate, now reported at 16.2 billion pounds, up 2.3 percent from a year ago.    July cow numbers in the 23 states, at 8.58 million head, were up 6,000 from June and 56,000 more head than a year ago. The 50-State count, at 9.27 million head, is up 5,000 from June and 37,000 more than a year ago.    July output per cow in the 23 states averaged 1,911 pounds, up 18 pounds from June, 61 pounds above July 2013, and the highest production per cow for the month of July since the 23 State series began in 2003.

Selected state data is posted below:

State          Cow #s             Milk lbs./Cow        State Change vs.’13

Arizona       193,000                       1,960                      +8.9%

California    1.778 mil                      1,980                     +4.4%

Colorado    145,000                        2,135                     +7.6%

Florida        123,000                        1,710                     +5.0%

Idaho          580,000                        2,105                     +4.0%

Illinois           95,000                        1,660                     +5.3%

Indiana       179,000                        1,875                     +6.3%

Iowa           207,000                        1,890                     +1.6%

Kansas       142,000                        1,845                     +5.6%

Mich.          391,000                        2,120                      +8.2%

Minn.          460,000                      1,660                      -0.1% N

Mex.        323,000                       2,130                       -0.1%

New York    615,000                     1,935                      +4.8%

Ohio            266,000                     1,735                      +3.4%

Oregon       123,000                      1,750                      -0.9%

Penn.          530,000                     1,690                      +3.0%

S Dakota       97,000                     1,845                      +2.9%

Texas          470,000                     1,840                      +5.5%

Utah              95,000                     1,940                      +4.5%

Vermont      132,000                     1,730                      +4.1%

Virginia          92,000                    1,585                      +3.5%

Wash.          272,000                    2,070                      +2.9% W

Wisconsin    1.270 mil                     1,885                      +3.4%

 

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