November 24, 2020: Dairy Week In Review

US total milk production was up 2.3 percent year-over-year to 18.6 billion pounds in October, with 37 more pounds milk per cow and 43,000 more head in the nation’s dairy herd. Cow numbers jumped 14,000 head from September. California’s milk production was up 1.2 percent, while Wisconsin grew by 1.7 percent. Idaho boasted a 2.7 percent increase, while New York was up 1 percent and Texas was up 8.2 percent. Michigan was up 3 percent, and both Pennsylvania and Minnesota grew by 2.5 percent. Pennsylvania’s cow numbers were down 3,000 head from a year ago but flat from September, while milk production per cow was up 55 pounds from last October. Read More