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Milk Production Down Year-to-Year

Milk production in Minnesota during February 2022 totaled 795 million pounds, down 3 percent from the previous February according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. 

The average number of milk cows during February, at 453,000 head, was 3,000 below last month and down 8,000 from February 2021. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,755 pounds, down 25 pounds from last February. 

Milk production in the 24 major States during February totaled 16.7 billion pounds, down 0.7 percent from February 2021. 

January revised production, at 18.2 billion pounds, was down 1.5 percent from January 2021. The January revision represented a decrease of 19 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. 

Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,887 pounds for February, 3 pounds above February 2021. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.88 million head, 77,000 head less than February 2021, but 3,000 head more than January 2022. 

Milk production in the United States during February totaled 17.5 billion pounds, down 1.0 percent from February  2021. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,869 pounds for February, 1 pound above February 2021. The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.37 million head, 96,000 head less than February 2021, but 3,000 head more than January 2022.



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