EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy herds in Indiana produced 374 million pounds of milk during October, up 10.7 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Production per cow in Indiana averaged 1,960 pounds for October, 40 pounds above October 2019. The dairy herd was estimated at 191,000 head for October, up 15,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during October totaled 17.7 billion pounds, up 2.5 percent from October 2019. September revised production, at 17.2 billion pounds, was up 2.4 percent from September 2019. The September revision represented a decrease of 5 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,997 pounds for October, 35 pounds above October 2019. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.88 million head, 62,000 head more than October 2019, and 17,000 head more than September 2020.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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