October Milk Production Sees Slight Increase

Wisconsin Milk Production

Milk production in Wisconsin during October 2020 totaled 2.59 billion pounds, up 2% from the previous October, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during October, at 1.26 million head, was the same as last month and down 9,000 from last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,060 pounds, up 50 pounds from last October.

United States Milk Production

Milk production in the 24 major States during October totaled 17.7 billion pounds, up 2.5% from October 2019. September revised production, at 17.2 billion pounds, was up 2.4% from September 2019. The September revision
represented a decrease of 5 million pounds or less than 0.1% from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,997 pounds for October, 35 pounds above October 2019. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.88 million head, 62,000 head more than October 2019, and 17,000 head more than September 2020.

Milk production in the United States during October totaled 18.6 billion pounds, up 2.3% from October 2019. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,977 pounds for October, 37 pounds above October 2019.