EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy herds in Indiana produced 331 million pounds of milk during July, down 4.9 percent from a year ago, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. The daily rate per cow was 61.0, unchanged from July 2018. The dairy herd was estimated at 175,000 head for July, down 9,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during July totaled 17.5 billion pounds, up 0.1 percent from July 2018. June revised production at 17.4 billion pounds, was up 0.2 percent from June 2018. The June revision represented an increase of 26 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,993 pounds for July, 16 pounds above July 2018. The daily rate per cow was 64.3 pounds, up from 63.8 pounds last year. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.77 million head, 60,000 head less than July 2018, and 8,000 head less than June 2019.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indiana Field Office
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