Milk production during July was up fractionally on the year as a smaller herd canceled out higher per cow gains.
USDA says production in the U.S. for the month was up two-tenths of a percent at slightly more than 19 billion pounds with production per cow up 19 pounds from last year.
The herd size was down 67,000 head on the year but up 1,000 from the previous month.
Michigan remains the leader in per cow output. Florida had the largest decrease in milk production during July, down more than 11 percent, followed by New Mexico (-8.1%) and Indiana (-5.7).
South Dakota had the largest increase in milk production, up more than 13 percent, followed by Georgia, up more than 12 percent.
Source: Brownfield Ag News