Milk production in the 23 major States during November totaled 15.5 billion pounds, up 3.5 percent from November 2013. October revised production, at 16.0 billion pounds, was up 3.7 percent from October 2013.
The October revision represented a decrease of 35 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,806 pounds for November, 41 pounds above November 2013. This is the highest production per cow for the month of November since the 23 State series began in 2003.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.59 million head, 93,000 head more than November 2013, and 3,000 head more than October 2014.
November Milk Production in the United States up 3.4 Percent
Milk production in the United States during November totaled 16.5 billion pounds, up 3.4 percent from November 2013.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,782 pounds for November, 42 pounds above November 2013.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.28 million head, 82,000 head more than November 2013, and 4,000 head more than October 2014.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture