December milk production and herd size nearly steady
January 23, 2020 By Nicole Heslip Filed Under: Dairy, News, USDA
production during December was up slightly on the year and the month.
production in the U.S. was up nearly one percent compared last year at nearly
18.3 billion pounds with production per cow up 86 pounds.
size was steady on the month but down 14,000 from last year.
continues to have the most productive cows in the nation. Arizona and Utah had
the largest decrease in milk production during December while Colorado and
Texas again had the largest increases.
in the fourth quarter of 2019 was up 0.8 percent from last year during the same
period with a herd size of 9.3 million cows. The herd size increased
18,000 from the previous quarter but was down 22,000 head from the same quarter
production was up 0.3 percent at 218 billion pounds with milk per cow
increasing 246 pounds from 2018.
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