Milk production in the United States came in at 226-billion-pounds last year, 0.1% increase from 2021.  Revisions to 2021 production increased that’s year’s total by 35-million-pounds.  Meanwhile, 2022’s revised production was down 158-million-pounds from the previous USDA publication.  Annual total milk production has increased 12.5% since 2013.  The average number of milk cows on farms in the United States during 2022 was 9.4 million head, 0.5% lower than last year.


The average number of milk cows was revised down 2,000 head for 2022.  The average annual number of milk cows has increased by 1.9% from 2013.  In the meantime, milk production in the 24 major dairy-producing states totaled 18.5 billion pounds in January, 1.5% higher than in January 2022.  Production per cow averaged 2,069 pounds for January, 18 pounds above January 2022.  The number of milk cows on farms was 8.93 million head.


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