USDA milk production report this past week showed numbers through November across all fifty states ending on a high note for the year.
Dairy herd rose by 12,000 head from last month is now 46,000 head above the level at the start of the year. More impressive than the increase in herd has been a steady yield improvement leading to rapid expansion in total milk production.
During the month of November, average daily cow output across all states was 63.9 lbs of milk per cow per day, a new record. The combination of these two (larger herd and high yield) led to an increase in total milk volume that was 3 percent above November of 2019 and brings our YTD tally to 2 percent for the year.