Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NY Milk Production Up in January

New York milk production during January 2015 totaled 1.18 billion pounds, up 3.7 percent from last January 2014, Blair Smith, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office, said Monday.

Production per cow averaged 1,910 pounds in January, 65 pounds more than January 2014. The number of milk cows on farms in the state was 616,000 head, 1,000 head more than January 2014, and 1,000 more head than December 2014.

The average milk price received by New York farmers in December 2014, at $22.30 per hundredweight (11.6 gallons) was down $1.50 from November and 90 cents from December a year ago.

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