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Milk production flush arriving in April

April milk production saw the largest increase for 2021, up more than three percent on the year, as the herd size and output grows.

USDA says production in the U.S. for the month totaled more than 19 billion pounds with production per cow up 40 pounds from last year.

The herd size was up 113,000 head on the year and 16,000 from last month.

Michigan remains the leader in per cow output. Only five states saw declining production with Florida and Virginia again reporting the largest dip. South Dakota production grew by more than 13 percent followed by Indiana, up more than 11 percent.

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