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U.S. Milk Production Down Slightly Last Month
USAgNet - 06/19/2019

Milk production in the 24 major states during May totaled 18.1 billion pounds, down 0.1 percent from May 2018.

California continues to have the highest total production with about 3.57 billion pounds. Texas had the greatest increase in year-to-year output as that state produced 1.19 billion pounds of milk in May, up 5.4 percent from the same period last year. However, 12 of the top 24 states had lower year-to-year production last month.

Production per cow in the 24 major states averaged 2,062 pounds for May, 11 pounds above May 2018.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major states was 8.79 million head, 55,000 head less than May 2018, but 5,000 head more than April 2019.

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