ST. PAUL, Minn. — Milk production in Minnesota during April 2023 totaled 874 million pounds, up 2 percent from the previous April according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during April, at 454,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 1,000 from April 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,925 pounds, up 25 pounds from last April.
United States Milk Production
Milk production in the 24 major States during April totaled 18.4 billion pounds, up 0.5 percent from April 2022. March revised production, at 19.0 billion pounds, was up 0.7 percent from March 2022. The March revision represented an increase of 16 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,055 pounds for April, 2 pounds above April 2022.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.94 million head, 36,000 head more than April 2022, but 15,000 head less than March 2023.
Milk production in the United States during April totaled 19.2 billion pounds, up 0.3 percent from April 2022.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 2,037 pounds for April, 1 pound above April 2022.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.43 million head, 26,000 head more than April 2022, but 16,000 head less than March 2023.
The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service