US Milk Production Up Year Over Year

The USDA reports that milk production data on 23 selected states is up over last year, to 14.4 billion pounds from 13.9 billion pounds in 2009.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major states was 8.37 million head, 57,000 head more than November 2009, but unchanged from October 2010. Wisconsin was milking about 1.26 million head of dairy cattle during the month, with total production averaging 1,630 pounds per cow for the month--which was about the same as last year's average for November. The national per-cow average was up 41 pound at 1,722 pounds per animal.

Additional information and data from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Milk Production web page.