EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy herds in Ohio produced 491 million pounds of milk during May, up 3.2 percent from a year ago, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. Production per cow in Ohio averaged 1,890 pounds for May, 10 pounds above May 2020. The dairy herd was estimated at 260,000 head for May, up 7,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during May totaled 18.9 billion pounds, up 4.9 percent from May 2020. April revised production, at 18.5 billion pounds, was up 3.7 percent from April 2020. The April revision represented an increase of 44 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,107 pounds for May, 63 pounds above May 2020. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.99 million head, 152,000 head more than May 2020, and 5,000 head more than April 2021.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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