October 25, 2023: Dairy Week in Review

Total milk production across the US was essentially flat in September, according to the latest USDA Milk Production report, with the nation’s dairy herd producing 17.465 billion pounds. Average milk production per cow was up 3 pounds from a year ago, while the nation’s dairy herd lost 16,000 head in the past 12 months. The US herd size dropped another 2,000 cows from August to September, with herd numbers now dipping to levels not seen since April 2022.

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