Faced with a series of early winter storms moving their way across the U.S. and temperatures mostly below normal, USDA’s Milk Production report for November showed a stall in dairy herd numbers and yield mostly flat to marginally down from the prior month.
In addition, USDA made several revisions to the prior month’s numbers, lowering October production by 60 million pounds.
For November, total dairy cows across the U.S. stayed flat at 9.33 million head, with the 24-state number also flat at 8.81 million. Yield per cow was in line with both this October and last November, with average output across all 50 states at 62.3 lbs of milk per day per cow.
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