EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy herds in Indiana produced 350 million pounds of milk during April, down 0.3 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Production per cow in Indiana averaged 1,990 pounds for April, 30 pounds above April 2019. The dairy herd was estimated at 176,000 head for April, down 3,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during April totaled 17.8 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from April 2019. March revised production, at 18.5 billion pounds, was up 3.0 percent from March 2019. The March revision represented an increase of 115 million pounds or 0.6 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,013 pounds for April, 17 pounds above April 2019. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.85 million head, 65,000 head more than April 2019, but 4,000 head less than March 2020.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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