New milk production numbers just released from the USDA show December milk production rose 0.9% totaling 17.1 billion pounds.
Production per cow averaged 1,966 pounds. That's 23 pounds above the same time last year.
The number of cows totaled 8.72 million head. That's 21,000 less than December of 2017 and also down 2,000 just from last November.
You can read the full milk production report here.