December 20, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

Milk production across the U.S. increased year-over-year (YOY) by 1.3 percent, driven by both increased cow numbers and production efficiency. Milk production totaled 18.766 billion pounds.  The national herd size increased by 38,000 (+0.4%) to 9.420 million head, while production per cow increased by 17 pounds (+0.9%) to 1,937 pounds per cow. The average lactating cow  (assuming 87% of the total herd size is lactating at any given time) was 74.2 pounds per cow per day during November – 0.6 pounds more than last year. Read More