U.S. Milk Production Up

Milk production in Wisconsin during October totaled 2.67 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous
October, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,100 pounds, up 25 pounds from last October.

The average number of milk cows during October, at 1.27 million head, remained the same from September but down 7,000 head from October 2021.

Milk production in the 24 major states during October totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from October 2021. September revised production, at 17.5 billion pounds, was up 1.5 percent from September 2021. The September revision represented a decrease of 13 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major states averaged 2,021 pounds for October, 18 pounds above October 2021.

Florida saw the greatest loss in production from 2021 — down 12.9 percent — and South Dakota saw the greatest gain — up 14.1 percent.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major states was 8.93 million head, 42,000 head more than October 2021, and 1,000 head more than September 2022.

Milk production in the U.S. during October totaled 18.9 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from October
2021. Production per cow in the U.S. averaged 2,001 pounds for October, 17 pounds above October 2021.

The number of milk cows on farms in the U.S. was 9.42 million head, 31,000 head more than October
2021, and 1,000 head more than September 2022.