National milk production in Kansas during June totaled 303 million pounds, up 7 percent from June 2017, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The average number of milk cows was 158,000 head, 7,000 head more than June 2017. Milk production per cow averaged 1,920 pounds.
June milk production up 1.3 percent
Milk production in the 23 major states during June totaled 17.2 billion pounds, up 1.3 percent from June 2017. May revised production at 18.0 billion pounds, was up 1.1 percent from May 2017. The May revision represented an increase of 40 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,964 pounds for June, 23 pounds above June 2017. This is the highest production per cow for the month of June since the 23 state series began in 2003. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major states was 8.75 million head, 12,000 head more than June 2017, but unchanged from May 2018.
April-June milk production up 0.8 percent
Milk production in the United States during the April-June quarter totaled 55.8 billion pounds, up 0.8 percent from the April-June quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.40 million head, 3,000 head less than the January-March quarter, but 4,000 head more than the same period last year.
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Source: High Plains Journal