Milk production in the 23 major states during March totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 1.1 percent from March 2013. February revised production at 14.9 billion pounds, was up 1.3 percent from February 2013. The February revision represented a decrease of 18 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major states averaged 1,959 pounds for March.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major states for March was 8.51 million head, 1,000 head more than February 2014.
Milk production in the United States during the January – March quarter totaled 51.1 billion pounds, up 1.0 percent from the January – March quarter last year.
The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.22 million head.