EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy herds in Michigan produced 1,015 million pounds of milk during June, up 4.0 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Production per cow in Michigan averaged 2,280 pounds for June, unchanged from June 2020. The dairy herd was estimated at 445,000 head for June, up 17,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during June totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up 3.2 percent from June 2020. May revised production, at 19.0 billion pounds, was up 4.9 percent from May 2020. The May revision represented an increase of 12 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,011 pounds for June, 27 pounds above June 2020. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 9.0 million head, 161,000 head more than June 2020, but 1,000 head less than May 2021.
— USDA NASS Great Lakes Region
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