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June USDA Milk Report

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 -- 10:10 AM

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)

Total milk production in Wisconsin rose during June Dairy Month when compared to the same time last year. According to the USDA's monthly milk production report, Wisconsin farmers produced 2.64 billion pounds during the month, up 2.8 percent from last June, but lower than the 2.73 billion made in May 2021 (which had an extra day on the calendar).

Nationally, 18.1 billion pounds of milk was produced in the 24 major dairy states for the month. That was a 3.2 percent increase from 2020, but less than the previous month's 18.9 billion.

California continues to have the highest total production with about 3.45 billion pounds. South Dakota had the greatest percent-increase in output as that state produced 296 million pounds of milk--about 14.7 percent more from the same period last year. Eighteen of the top 24 states had higher year-to-year production last month.

Meanwhile, the number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major states was 9 million head, 161,000 head more than June 2020, but 1,000 head less than May 2021. The average number of milk cows on Wisconsin farms for the month was 1.27 million head--about the same as last month and 17,000 over last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,637 pounds, which was 73 pounds per cow more than last year's figures

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