August 24, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

Total milk production in the US was up just 0.2 percent in July, increasing to 19.1 billion pounds for the month. The increase was driven entirely by a 19 pound increase in production per cow, with the nation’s dairy herd averaging 2,033 pounds during the hottest month of the year. Cow numbers in the nation’s dairy herd were down 67,000 head from a year ago to 9.42 million head, up  1,000 head from June. This marks the eleventh straight month of little to no growth in the nation’s total milk supply, with June’s total milk production recalculated to 19.14 billion pounds, down  0.1 percent from a year ago. Read More