February Milk production down one percent

February Milk production down one percent

Milk production in the 23 major states during February totaled 15.7 billion
pounds, down 1.0 percent from February 2016. However, production was
2.5 percent above last year after adjusting for the leap year. January
revised production, at 17.0 billion pounds, was up 2.7 percent from January
2016.  The January revision represented a decrease of 4 million pounds or
less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,801 pounds for February,
32 pounds below February 2016.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.69 million
head, 66,000 head more than February 2016, and 3,000 head more than January
2017.

February Milk Production in the United States down 1.2 Percent

Milk production in the United States during February totaled 16.7 billion
pounds, down 1.2 percent from February 2016. However, production was
2.3 percent above last year after adjusting for the leap year.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,782 pounds for February,
33 pounds below February 2016.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.37 million head,
56,000 head more than February 2016, and 4,000 head more than January 2017.

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