EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy herds in Ohio produced 461 million pounds of milk during December, down 4.0 percent from a year ago, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. Production per cow in Ohio averaged 1,860 pounds for December, unchanged from December 2020. The dairy herd was estimated at 248,000 head for December, down 10,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during December totaled 18.0 billion pounds, down slightly from December 2020. November revised production, at 17.2 billion pounds, was down 0.2 percent from November 2020. The November revision represented a decrease of 16 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,027 pounds for December, 8 pounds above December 2020. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.88 million head, 42,000 head less than December 2020, and 8,000 head less than November 2021.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service