May 24, 2023: Dairy Week In Review

Total US milk production was up 0.3 percent to 19.2 billion pounds in April, with production per cow up 1 pound to 2,037 pounds. The nation’s dairy herd grew by 26,000 head from a year ago to  9.43 million head, but shrank 16,000 head from a month ago. California is down 1.9 percent from a year ago, while Wisconsin was up 0.1 percent. Idaho, New York, Texas, Michigan and  Minnesota all had modest growth, up 2.7, 2.4, 1.3, 2.6 and 1.5 percent, respectively. Pennsylvania’s milk production was flat from a year ago, with 1,000 fewer cows but 5 pounds more milk per  ow. This is the fourth month in a row that Pennsylvania’s dairy herd stayed flat. Read More