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DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Tue Nov 19, 2013 04:33 PM CST
Milk

USDA indicated milk production in the top 23 states increased 1.2% from last year. Cow numbers declined 2,000 head. The increase of milk production has been expected and continues to show the desire of dairy farmers to push milk production. U.S. milk production increased 1.0%. Milk per cow increased 15 pounds to an average of 1,785 pounds. Cow numbers fell 3,000 head from September and remain 13,000 head above last year. Growth is coming from production per cow and not an increase in cow numbers. This is somewhat interesting as many producers I talked with are adding cows to ...

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