DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Thu Dec 19, 2013 04:28 PM CST

USDA's November "Milk Production" report showed milk production up 0.3% in the top 23 states. This is less than expected as milk per cow suffered. Milk per cow increased 1 pound, totaling 1,762 pounds compared to last year. Cow numbers declined 4,000 head from October but were up 22,000 head more than last year in the top 23 states. U.S. milk production increased 0.1% with production per cow up 2 pounds and cow numbers down 3,000 head, the first decline in quite some time. There were 10 of the top 23 states posting production declines. The largest percentage decline ...

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