DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Wed Feb 20, 2013 03:11 PM CST

Milk production for the first month of 2013 totaled 15.9 billion pounds in the 23-selected states. This is 0.6% more than the 15.8 billion pounds produced in January 2012. Pre-report estimates varied widely, but this increase was less than most expected. There were 8.500 million head of cows on dairy farms in the 23-selected states, which is down 2,000 head from a year ago, but an increase of 6,000 head from December. Milk-per-cow continues to impress at 1,871 pounds compared to 1,860 pounds the previous year. On a state-by-state level, the milk production in January looked a lot like ...

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