Saturday, July 23, 2016

Milk Production in New York Up in June 2016

From the USDA

Milk production in New York during June 2016 totaled 1.25 billion pounds, up 4.2 percent from last June 2015, said Blair Smith, state statistician of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.

Production per cow averaged 2,015 pounds in May, 75 pounds more than June 2015.

The number of milk cows on farms in New York state was 620,000 head, 2,000 head more than June 2015, but unchanged from May 2016.

The average milk price received by New York farmers in May 2016 was $15.80 per hundredweight, down 30 cents a hundredweight from April 2016 and down $1.80 from May a year ago.

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