September's revised production number of 14 billion pounds was 1.8% higher than September 2007.
"I don't think this report comes as a huge surprise,” said dairy market analyst Alan Levitt. "The production increase was expected and probably has already been priced into the market.”
Per-cow production averaged 1,700 pounds for October, 3 pounds over October 2007.
The total number of milk cows also rose to 8.46 million head. That's 105,000 head more than October 2007, and 1,000 head more than in September 2008, USDA said.
Read the full report at: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1103.
Catherine Merlo is Western editor for Dairy Today. You can reach her at [email protected].