INDIANAPOLIS — Dairy herds in Indiana produced 357 million pounds of milk during May, down 1.7 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Production per cow in Indiana averaged 2,030 pounds for May, unchanged from May 2019. The dairy herd was estimated at 176,000 head for May, down 3,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during May totaled 18.0 billion pounds, down 1.0 percent from May 2019. April revised production, at 17.8 billion pounds, was up 1.3 percent from April 2019. The April revision represented a decrease of 47 million pounds or 0.3 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,031 pounds for May, 32 pounds below May 2019. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.84 million head, 50,000 head more than May 2019, but 12,000 head less than April 2020.
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