August 23, 2023: Dairy Week in Review

For the first time since May 2022, US total milk production is down, falling 0.5 percent in July to 19.075 billion pounds, with 13,000 head fewer cows in the nation’s dairy herd, now at 9.4 million head. Milk per cow nationally also fell, dropping 0.5 percent from a year ago to 2,029 pounds per cow. Hotter temperatures across the country were a factor in the decline.

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