May 22, 2024: Dairy Week in Review

Total milk production in the US was down again in April, falling 0.4
percent from a year ago to 19.135 billion pounds, the lowest US
production level in April since 2020. On the positive side, though,
production per cow was up 9 pounds to 2,049 pounds per cow. The
number of milk cows in the US fell 74,000 head from a year ago to 9.34
million head, down 8,000 head from last month. The nation’s dairy herd
is now at its smallest since September 2019. Milk production across the
top 24 milk producing states was mixed.

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