August U.S. Milk Production Increased Fractionally
USAgNet - 09/19/2019
Milk production in the United States during August totaled 18.3 billion pounds, up 0.2 percent from August 2018.
California continues to have the highest total production with about 3.35 billion pounds. Colorado and Texas tied for having the greatest increase in output as they produced 6.4 percent more milk from the same period last year. However, 10 of the top 24 states
had lower year-to-year production last month.
Meanwhile, the number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major states was 9.32 million head, 71,000 head less than August 2018, and 2,000 head less than July 2019.